Anti-corruption watchdog wants the government of Sri Lanka to disclose tsunami-donations. Anti-corruption watchdog wants the government of Sri Lanka to disclose tsunami-donations. Transparency International Sri Lanka(TISL), the local arm of an international ant-corruption body, is organising an island wide monitoring mechanism on aid funds that came into Sri Lanka after the December Tsunami.
On Thursday the Presidents office announced that the President’s Fund and the Special Disaster Relief Fund have together received slightly over Rs 207 mn in the form of donations from local and foreign sympathisers.
But up until now the government has not disclosed the total amount of pledges that Sri Lanka received and how much of the aid has been disbursed.
So TISL wants the government to lead by example and disclose its receipts for others to follow suit.
“As a matter of priority we urge the government to immediately disclose the total and detailed donations/grants and pledges made by donors and how they are accounted for at present,” said a statement from TISL on Thursday.