President’s Office seeks to block access to PM’s asset declaration

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is disappointed to learn of the decision made by the Presidential Secretariat to appeal against the order issued by the Right to Information Commission (RTIC), directing the disclosure of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s assets and liabilities declaration for 2015/2016.

TISL’s Executive Director Asoka Obeyesekere said that given the President’s New Year pledge to fight corruption in 2019 and given the allegations cast against the Prime Minister in late 2018, TISL is surprised that the President’s Office has sought to block access to the Prime Minister’s Asset Declaration.