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Sri Lankan Whistleblower Nihal Sri Ameresekere Discusses International Corruption and Fraud

Dylan Blaylock, August 08, 2011

In June 2011, Sri Lankan whistleblower, chartered accountant and public interest activist Nihal Sri Ameresekere sat down with GAP Executive Director Bea Edwards to discuss international corruption and fraud. Ameresekere is the author of six books on these subjects, and is known for exposing corruption, fraud and nepotism within the Sri Lankan government. He also served as a key player in the implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption.

In his talk, Ameresekere is adamant that auditors must be held to higher levels of accountability. They should be the watchdogs, not the lapdogs, of organizational resource managers. International development organizations -- especially multilateral development institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Asian Development Bank -- promote openness and transparency in their rhetoric, but are often complicit in these economic crimes.


Ameresekere has recently published six studies of corruption and fraud cases involving his government, private firms, and international financial institutions. All six titles are available on

Colombo Hilton hotel Construction; Fraud on Sri Lanka Government

‘Derivative/Hedging” Deals

IMF, World Bank, & ADB Agenda: Colombo Port Bunkering Privatisation

Sri Lanka Insurance Privatisation

IMF, World Bank, & ADB Agenda on PrivatisationPillage of the Plantations in Sri Lanka

Fiscal Mismanagement: Lack of Public Accountability 


Dylan Blaylock is Communications Director for the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization.