Nominations for the National Integrity Award 2012 are now being accepted. Individuals as well as organisations that have shown exemplary courage for the cause of integrity in the fight against corruption will be considered for the Award.
The nominations will be accepted till 31 August.
The Award is presented by Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) every year on the UN Anti-Corruption day which falls on 9 December. This is the eighth consecutive year that the NIA will be awarded.
Individuals and organisations that have acted to significantly combat or impact on reducing or eliminating corruption in Sri Lanka are eligible candidates for the Award.
These have to be pioneering, innovative and courageous and preferably be initiatives that can be or have been used as models or best practices locally or internationally.
Initiatives taken by individuals or organisations to create, introduce or implement mechanisms to prevent corruption will also be considered for appreciation.
Nominations should be submitted by a third party. Posthumous nominees will be considered. TISL has so far celebrated the courage of 10 winners and five special mention candidates.
Among them were courageous and fearless public officials, brave investigative journalists and forthright trade unionists.
The procedure to submit nominations can be obtained from TISL office at 6, 37th Lane, Queen’s Road, Colombo 3. Visit www.tisrilanka.org or call 0115627432 for further details.