Sri Lanka Transparency International warns of four ways 20th Amendment would weaken accountability

The anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will weaken transparency and accountability of government in four key areas

Sep 11, 2020
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The anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) says the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will weaken transparency and accountability of government in four key areas.

Addressing a media briefing today, Asoka Obeysekera, Executive Director of Transparency International Sri Lanka, explained how the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution would undermine the Right To Information (RTI) as well as the Bribery Commission's investigative powers.

He also pointed out that the abolition of the Audit Commission would weaken public spending monitoring and limit the Elections Commission's power to take action against misuse of public property.

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