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Many positive steps taken to promote transparency and good governance: President

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Many positive steps have been taken including the establishment of sectoral oversight committees and a budget office in Parliament to promote transparency and good governance, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

The President said this while participating in the special international conference for the Parliamentarians of the Asia Pacific Region held at the Parliament for the establishment of world peace under the theme of “Accountability in Action: Fostering Transparency and Good Governance Among Parliamentarians”,

The President also pointed out that these new positive measures implemented in the Parliament of Sri Lanka will enable policymaking to be more populist and financial control and other activities to be carried out in a more transparent and accountable manner.

The conference was held at the invitation of the sixth executive president of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, the Chairman of the International Summit Council for Peace in the Asia Pacific (ISCP), and was Chaired by the speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, and President Ranil Wickramasinghe, joined as the chief guest.

The conference was jointly organized by the Parliament of Sri Lanka with the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and its affiliates, the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) and the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP).


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  • Majority are Struggling at Boiling Point Saturday, 09 December 2023 05:48 PM

    But why are average citizens struggling to have a decent living? Only the politicians getting the perks at taxpayers expense

    C Bryan Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:16 PM

    Then all MPs should make public their financials or they should step down.

    Prageeth Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:23 PM

    "RW took care always to say the opposite of what he did, and do the opposite of what he said.” - by SLC

    ROSH Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:40 PM

    Of course unelected master debating president always positive about taking positive steps towards good governance for over 50 years and counting. He struggles to raise to master debate in front of the parliament due to incompetence and lack of vision.

    Rajiv De Silva Saturday, 09 December 2023 06:58 PM

    Such as sacking RR from the Ministry of Sports.

    Ama Saturday, 09 December 2023 07:55 PM

    Still NOT enough. Untill robbed monies by R family is recovered .... the task is not over.

    Buddhist Saturday, 09 December 2023 08:05 PM

    Transparency? What a joke! What transparency was there when Deshabandu was appointed acting IGP?

    Ruwani Saturday, 09 December 2023 08:25 PM

    He must be kidding himself and the people.

    Spartacus Saturday, 09 December 2023 09:00 PM

    Oh really, then why are so many crooks like Weerawansa, Gnanasara, Ampitiya Sumanarama still able to live free.

    Jayantha Saturday, 09 December 2023 09:54 PM

    Lol. Protecting bookie silva is a good example and sacking the person who stand against bookie silva.

    Rear mirror Saturday, 09 December 2023 10:40 PM

    From which end are you talking.??

    Onlooker Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:03 PM

    Should not good governance and transparency start by cleaning the past which means catch the crooks and looters and setting an example for the future. Otherwise it is shyster talk only.

    Lionel Appuhamy Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:46 PM

    This time, the man is talking from his back now! We've heard this from his front mouth for more than 50 years! Still talking the same without doing anything now from the back to be able to convince people! Only Myna and likes will accept either side but not many public now!

    Dinesh Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:49 PM

    from which side should we laugh ?? backside?

    Gb Saturday, 09 December 2023 11:59 PM

    Good governance? He doesn't serve the majority of the people just the thieves close to him, he craps on our human rights, imprisons teenagers for speaking up foe the people who can't, water cannons teachers, children, medical professionals and more, how is this good governance, especially when he helps the crooks escape justice, appoints a corrupt chief of police, and he's responsible for scams, will he make those transparent? Or is he just eyeing re-election, sri lanka will never be good until all politicians are held to account, they must always be under a microscope, always explain their actions, declare their assets, stop lavish spending using poor desperate peoples tax money, goto hell all politicians

    Joshua Sunday, 10 December 2023 12:24 AM

    Yes well done. We had a transparent blackout

    Fred Sunday, 10 December 2023 01:21 AM

    The solution Mr President is not to appoint new committees or establish new offices but to ENFORCE EXISTING RULES..That will be enough to get the job done in a credible manner..The biggest problem facing SL is that RULES are not enforced or they are applied to some and not to others due to interference from the top or corruption. Need a back to basics approach .So make the existing rules transparent to everybody and enforce the rules. To quote a Sri Lankan favourrite Singapore does that

    LK Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:20 AM

    yes, indeed, he has done some good work. but the damage done to the economy of this country will need at least another 7 years to recover. that is the main issue here. we all need to work hard and be resilient to over come it . No doubt he has done his bit and people should support him to come of this crisis. we need cooperation, unity, mutual support . Leave all racial, religious and linguistic differences and come as one family to contribute to the nation building process. this does not mean we should not take action to all those wrong doing in the past in politics .

    Indra Dasa Sunday, 10 December 2023 03:57 AM

    This man is now considered around the world as an institutionally misguiding people .

    Waco Sunday, 10 December 2023 04:29 AM

    Chief Guest is the biggest rouge in Sri Lanka. Help to robbed the Central Bank during broad day light.

    Nimal Sunday, 10 December 2023 05:31 AM

    Of course, many positive steps have been taken. Now corruption and nepotism is at an all time high. Virtually nothing can be done at any state organization without some money being exchanged underhand.

    Kps Sunday, 10 December 2023 06:14 AM

    Mr. President you always address to high class Colombo people with tie coat culture and not for the blue collar people who work hard and trying to make a living everyday. Sad to see where Srilanka is heading. Well may be by 2048 we all will see a Paradise as you promised and predicted.

    Presidents empty words Sunday, 10 December 2023 06:51 AM

    Empty words coming from a brainless puppet. How about transparency with the rajapaksas stolen funds? What about your co-conspirator Arjun mahendran? Pearl express bribe?

    Gunsi Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:20 AM

    “Many positive steps taken to promote transparency and good governance” says a crafty manipulator and deal maker.

    modaya Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:29 AM

    You have nurtured corruption. May be you are blind folded, corruption is rampant. You will never achieve that because you are corrupted yourself.

    Sambo Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:33 AM

    That is very true. You have closed all the doors to transparency and opened many doors to corruption.

    Ding Dong Sunday, 10 December 2023 08:11 AM

    Yeah, stealing elections and uttering 'chande kal daala neh, kal daanna chandayak neh' to protect the thieves who bankrupted the country is one of the many positive steps taken to promote good governance and transparency.. my foot

    Popeye Sunday, 10 December 2023 09:56 AM

    Majority of the people will not understand the message may be the highest educated will understand.I cant it has to be simple english.Now present situation every few hours COL Is going up.people are thinking how to have a proper 1 meal.This is the reality.

    Muruthettuwa Sunday, 10 December 2023 10:10 AM

    THE MOST POSITIVE STEP TAKEN BY RANIL IS APPOINTING A MAN WITH A VERY CLEAN RECORD AS THE ACTING IGP. THE APPOINTMENT IS CALLED TEMPORARY BECAUSE DURING THE TEMPORARY PERIOD RANIL AND TIRAN WANTS THE ACTING IGP TO DO ALL THE CLEANING AND GET RID OF ALL THOSE OPPOSING THEM.

    PIPE DREAMS Sunday, 10 December 2023 10:58 AM

    ACCOUNTABILITY TRANSPARENCY, you are DEFINIENMTLY HALUCINATING. WHY have you NOT looked into the PAST AS HOW THE COUNTRY FELL INTO A SINK HOLE and HOLD ALL those RESPONSIBLE and their STOOGES to ACCOUNT and SEE THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED. TAKE MEASURES to TRACE ALL FINANCES AND ASSETS OVERSEAS and IN THE COUNTRY, including SAME TRANSFERED into the NAMES OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. UNLESS you FIX THE PAST, FORGET ABOUT BEING CAPEABLE OF FIXING THE COUNTRY's FUTURE. SORRY to say, YOURS DAYS of BEING PRESIDENT are NUMBERED.

    Lion Sunday, 10 December 2023 11:31 AM

    It is only possible if you and your click of thieves leave the government and hold the presidential election until that happens it is a paradise for rouges led by you.

    Hard Truth Sunday, 10 December 2023 11:33 AM

    Edirication of corruption and malpractice is distant dream in Sri Lanka

    The analyst Sunday, 10 December 2023 05:16 PM

    He's just a president selected by a group of thieves rejected by the people. He has proved to the people that He's incapable for decades. He's just doing exactly what IMF is asking him to do (right or wrong). Except for 2 or 3 years for decades he has been maintained directly by the people either as PM, opposition leader or now president without giving any real value to the people. People chased him and his party out at the ladt election but he again got in through back door. He's talking and talking rubbish as usual until the election in which people will finally kick him out...

    Jack Off Sunday, 10 December 2023 07:32 PM

    Ponnil, start wearing transparent trousers then we can see beyond transparency.

    Pantha Kumaran Sunday, 10 December 2023 08:35 PM

    Ranil. I will never call you as President. You are a proxy of the Rajapakses. Thanks to them, today you are given a title President. Think you were rejected at the last election. Some or other the Rajapakses helped you. Please hold the lection and get lost.

    Jing Pang Monday, 11 December 2023 11:42 AM

    Show your transparency at Kanatta for JRJ, Banda, Bandee, Felix, Dudley, DS etc not for living clever people now unlike in the past!

    NV JEN Monday, 11 December 2023 06:31 PM

    This sums up Ranil's character. Words and deeds do not match!


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