National Integrity Award presentation on 9 December

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For the seventh successive year, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) will hold the National Integrity Award (NIA) presentation on 9 December to mark the UN Anti-Corruption Day.

Writer and activist Kanak Mani Dixit will be the Chief Guest at the award ceremony. He is the founding Editor of ‘Himal Southasian,’ a high quality, independent, monthly journal offering critical commentary on social and cultural issues.

The NIA was created to recognise the courage and determination of the many individuals and organisations fighting corruption.

The Integrity Award winners are a source of inspiration to the anti-corruption movement because their actions echo a common message — that corruption is surmountable.

After receiving 148 applications six nominations were short-listed and the winners were selected by an eminent panel of judges comprising CEO of LIRNEAsia, Dr. Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director of the Women’s Education and Research Centre (WERC), Dr. Selvy Thiruchandran and science writer Nalaka Gunawardena.