To establish an open public partnership in Sri Lanka, civil society organizations have informed the President that they will withdraw from the work of preparing the “Third National Action Plan” which was launched together with the Presidential Secretariat. Sri Lanka Latest News
The collective of civil society organizations further states that the decision to withdraw was because an adverse situation was being created in Sri Lanka which was completely contrary to the principles they had agreed upon.
The civil society organization collective is working with the Presidential Secretariat to establish a transparent and accountable participatory governance in the country.
Since 2015, both sides have been working together for that.
However, due to the adoption of the Online Safety Act and the government’s efforts to bring anti-terror laws with repressive clauses despite the opposition from various parties, the civil society organization collective has said that they can no longer work together with the Sri Lankan government. .
The Collective of Civil Society Organizations is an alliance of more than seventy countries as members.
The organization is dedicated to creating good governance in selected fields in different countries.
Concerning Sri Lanka, Transparency International and Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement are acting as co-conveners of that organization.