Bad Boys

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

Transparency International urged for accountability past the polls, with less than ten of the over 5600 candidates that contested, discharging statutory duties to disclose assets and liabilities before the election.

The corruption watchdog rapped local politicians for the lack of commitment to fight corruption in the electoral process, including abuse of state resources.rn

rnldblquote TISL which was directly involved with monitoring of abuses of state resources, notes with regret the abuses of state resources by political parties during the campaign”, TISL said in a statement on Wednesday.rn

rn”In particulare the TISL regrets that state media institutions were among the most abused state resource
dblquote , TISL said in a statement.rn

rnThe group however commended Sri Lanka on one of the most peaceful, violence free elections in recent times, with the setting up of an independent Police Commission.rn

rnTransparency International also urged political parties keep to campaign promises to a