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B'luru NGO platform 'I Paid A Bribe' to be launched in Lanka

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

City based non-profit organisation Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy today said its platform 'I Paid A Bribe' will be launched in Sri Lanka to fight corruption.

The Sri Lankan Government along with I Paid A Bribe Sri Lanka is launching the first of its kind anti-corruption website in the island nation - www.Ipaidabribe.Lk to crowd source reports on corruption from across the country, Janaagraha said in a release.

Ipaidabribe.Com an online initiative of Janaagraha claims itself to be the largest online crowd-sourced anti-corruption platform in the world today.

It uses a crowd-sourcing model to collect bribe reports and to build a repository of corruption-related data across government departments.

Most importantly,it empowers citizens, governments and advocacy organizations to tackle retail corruption both within India and increasingly, throughout the world, the release added.

The Sri Lankan site will be launched on the evening of December 9, by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and DG Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Wickramasinghe at the Independence Square,

Colombo, Janaagraha said.

"I Paid A Bribe Sri Lanka will enhance the fight against corruption through better data received through the crowd sourced reporting platform," Janaagraha Co Founder Swati Ramanathan said.

Janaagraha said as of July 2015, IPAB has partnered with non-profits and transparency organisations in 30 other countries to create similar ipaidabribe.Com sites and has initiated an international coalition named - Crowdsourcing Against Corruption Coalition.

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First Published: Wed, December 09 2015. 19:22 IST