The government said today that there must be a surveillance mechanism to monitor the funds and activities of NGOs to ensure that they do not work against the government, a senior government minister said.
Cabinet Spokesperson Prof. G.L. Peiris said that the government had obtained information that many local and international NGOs were involved in domestic politics and other acts violating the country’s law.
“A monitoring system for the NGOs is essential. We have received information that many local and international NGOs are working against the government. Therefore they must be transparent in their funds and activities,” Prof. Peiris told journalists. (SAJ)