Transparency International lodges complaint against 08 Cabinet Ministers upon not revealing assets and liabilities declarations

Transparency International lodges complaint against 08 Cabinet Ministers upon not revealing assets and liabilities declarations

10 September 2019 11:01 pm

Transparency International has lodged a complaint with the Bribery and Corruption Commission on Tuesday (10) against eight cabinet ministers for failing to declare their assets and liabilities.

All Ministers and Members of Parliament must submit their assets and liabilities declarations for the year 2018/19 by August 20, 2019.

In accordance with Section 4 (a) (ii) of the Assets and Liabilities Declaration Act, Cabinet Ministers shall submit their assets and liabilities to the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, the President. Other Ministers and Members of Parliament should submit their statements of their assets and liabilities to the Speaker. 

According to information provided by the Presidential Secretariat to the Transparency International as requested on August 28th, in keeping with the RTI Act, eight cabinet ministers have not yet submitted their assets and liabilities declarations. 

Accordingly, Sajith Premadasa, self-titled presidential nominee from the UNP, Ravi Karunanayake, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Harin Fernando, Naveen Dissanayake, Gayantha Karunatilake, Mano Ganeshan, M.H.A. Haleem have failed to make statements about their assets and liabilities.