Saturday, January 17, 2009

Govt. tightens screws on NGOs, INGOS

By Sandun A Jayasekera

(DM)Plans are in place for a programme to regularize and monitor the disbursement of funds to NGOs in an effort to make their contribution to Sri Lanka’s development more vibrant and systematic, a senior official of the Plan Implementation Ministry said yesterday.

Ministry Secretary Dhara S Wijayatilake said NGOs which did not cooperate would be reported to the Defence and Social Services Ministries and the NGO Secretariat with the possibility of visas of foreigners attached to these organizations being cancelled. Full Text