UN Convention Against Corruption

This commitment requires Sri Lanka to ensure compliance with UNCAC. Compliance status of the mandatory provisions are as follows:  

Article 5 - Preventive anti-corruption policies and practices

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  • Article 5.1 Develop and implement or maintain effective, coordinated anti-corruption policies that promote the participation of society and reflect the principles of the rule of law, proper management of public affairs and public property, integrity, transparency and accountability.


  • Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC)

  • Sri Lanka established the National Action Plan for combating Bribery and Corruption 2019-2023. The “National Action Plan” includes four strategies for combating bribery and corruption in Sri Lanka. They are namely,

    I Prevention Measures
    II Value-based Education and Community Engagement
    III Institutional Strengthening of CIABOC and other Law Enforcement Agencies
    IV Law and Policy Reforms.

    The Ministry of Sports is in the process of establishing a separate law to prevent corruption and match-fixing in sports. The proposed Bill titled “The Prevention of offences relating to Sports” has been gazetted and to be presented to the Parliament.

    President Rajapaksa pledges to end corruption – 29th July 2020

    Whilst campaigning for the General Elections of August 2020, the President pledged to establish an efficient public service that would result in the ending of corruption. President Rajapaksa asserted that a public service dedicated for the people will be established by eliminating bribery, corruption, and irregularities.


    A new Sports Act to be introduced – 24th August 2020

    The recently appointed Minister of Sports, Namal Rajapaksa has stated that a new Sports Act is to be drafted. He stated that “Provisions on anti-corruption and bribery will be heavily featured in the new Sports Act,”.


    National Policy Framework of the Government – Policy 2 is combatting Corruption – 14th December 2019

    In the Policy Framework that has been published by the Ministry of Finance, the second Policy aims to build an efficient country free of corruption. It highlights Sectoral Policies, strategies and activities that should be implemented to achieve this goal.


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    Link to National Action Plan for Combating Bribery and Corruption :- https:



    A new Sports Act will be introduced for Sri Lanka; Sports Minister

    New Sports Act: Tackling bribery and corruption


  • Article 5.4 Collaborate with each other and with relevant international and regional organizations in promoting and developing the measures referred to in this article.

  • Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC)

  • • The country participates in several regional and international fora as follows:

    o Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti – Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific
    o South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
    o The Commonwealth of Nations
    o The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
    o Open Government Partnership
    o Forum of Election Management Bodies of South Asia
    o Asset Recovery Inter Agency Network-Asia Pacific.

    Link to Financial Intelligence Unit http://fiusrilanka.gov.lk/international.html

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