Sri Lanka’s Nihal Sri Ameresekere, Member of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) responsible for promoting the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption, this week launched six publications in the US on economic crime, fraud and corruption, fiscal management, governance and accountability.
Mr. Ameresekere first addressed the Tax Justice Network, which considers the ways in which national legislatures may make national law conform to the requirements of the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Subsequently, he addressed an audience of representatives of several agencies at the office of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) in Washington, his office said in a statement.
GAP is the foremost whistleblower protection organization in the United States, with over thirty years’ experience protecting the rights of occupational free speech and combating fraud and corruption.
On Friday, Mr. Ameresekere was due to address the UN Correspondents Association, New York, on these publications.
The books are to be further publicized in Miami at the 25th Annual Conference of the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM).
Five of the books, his office said, is available for purchase globally from Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobel and at special introductory discounted prices from the US Publisher. The books are titled ‘Fraud on the Sri Lankan government (about the Hilton case), ‘Pillage of the plantations’ and the rest deal with the oil hedging issue, the Sri Lanka Insurance case and tax issues.