01 Nov 2011

Sri Lanka to Expose Candidates Who Withheld Asset Data

Sri Lanka’s Electoral authority announced today that it will make public the names of elected candidates who failed to disclose their assets after the last local elections on October 8th. According to Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, those candidates shall also be investigated by the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC).

Regulation for asset disclosure by elected candidates was implemented for the first time in this year’s elections. Based on a directive by the Electoral Commissioner, elected candidates were required to declare their assets and liabilities to local authorities before the end of October. However, the country still lacks legislation to make asset disclosure mandatory to all candidates.

Read the full text Members who have not declared their assets to be exposed on tisrilanka.org.