Corruption is endemic and by many accounts is considered a national ailment. Needless to say, corruption seriously inhibits economic and social development of the country, affecting the poor and marginalized the most. The failure to address corruption means a failure by the state to meet its national and international obligations whether pertaining to human rights or sustainable development. Moreover, Sri Lanka would also be in breach of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, of which it was amongst the earliest signatories. Therefore, it is vital to strengthen the fight against bribery and corruption and enhancing measures to prevent occurrence and build a public culture that values integrity, probity and accountability.
Against this background the Law and Society Trust is in the process of documenting successful prosecutions related to bribery and corruption in Sri Lanka. The web page brings together laws and regulations related to bribery and corruption, case summaries on convicted cases of bribery and corruption, publications related to bribery and corruption etc.