President to launch National Action Plan for combating bribery and corruption today

Mar 18, 2019 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena will launch a National Action Plan for combating bribery and corruption, Monday.

Four handbooks will also be released alongside the launch which will explore the factors that would shape the course of combating bribery and corruption in the nation.

The handbooks are: draft proposal on gift rules; draft proposal on conflict of interest rules; integrity handbook for state officials and law amendment proposal for areas of bribery, asset declaration, commission act, election campaign finance and whistle-blower provision.

The action plan is based on four strategies for combating bribery and corruption in Sri Lanka: the prevention measures, value-based education and community engagement, institutional strengthening of CIABOC and other law enforcement agencies, and law and policy reforms.

It received Cabinet approval on 5 February.