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International Cooperation

We will prioritise prosecutions of grand corruption and of money laundering and recovery of stolen assets

Country: Sri Lanka

Status: no data

Themes: Asset recovery

Last updated: December 2020

Classification:

Concrete: Somewhat Concrete | New: New | Ambitious: Ambitious

  • 3 Evidence:

    Special Judicature Bill, which aims to establish a permanent high court focussing on corruption, passed in Parliament

    JUDICATURE (AMENDMENT) ACT, NO. 9 OF 2018

    More Information on the Sri Lankan pledge tracker

  • 4 Notes:

    This commitment has been turned to No Data as there have not been updates for the past year.

    Peer reviewer: 1

    Updated: October 31, 2020

    Of the 3 Indicators for this theme, 2 Commitments are underway whilst one remains incomplete. There have been no recorded developments for this thematic area within the last 6 months. For more detailed information on the Anti-Money Laundering Act, and Asset Recovery procedures in Sri Lanka, please take a look at the national pledge tracker (link available in the evidence section), which includes a very detailed analysis of the law.

    Updated: April 30, 2020

    TI Sri Lanka have identified three areas where they hope to see progress on this commitment: 1) Existence of Interagency cooperation, 2) Officials undergo regular training and that 3) The Permanent High Courts set up under the Judicature Amendment Act of No.9 of 2018 are functioning effectively. No updates on 1). Update on 2) : As per the Country Review Report under First Review Cycle CIABOC officials undergo training including training overseas - "CIABOC (the Commission to investigate allegations of bribery or corruption) is the specialised agency tasked with the investigation and prosecution of corruption offences (bribery, illicit enrichment, and offences under the Declaration of Assets and Liabilities Law)....Members and officers of the Commission receive regular training." No information on staff training or investigative capacity building for Police that would cover this. Peer Reviewer additional comments (If necessary): Under the second review cycle, UNODC recommends that CIABOC provide specliaised training for staff- indicating more work needs to be done here. Update on 3) Through the amendment to the Judicature Act, a special high court has been set up, but only one court has been established.

    Updated: May 30, 2019

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