IOI – Connecting Public Service
Ombudsmen Globally

The IOI, together with the African Ombudsman Research Centre (AORC) and the African Ombudsman and Mediators Association, is offering a mediation training for Ombudsman operating in the African region, in English and French. The training will take place in Durban, South Africa from 11 - 16 March 2019.
His Excellency the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was pleased to appoint Justice Kankani Tantri Chitrasiri as the Parliamentary Commissioner for administration (Ombudsman) of Sri Lanka. Mr Chitrasiri succeeds Mr. L.A.T. Ekanayake who retired on 23 January 2019.
The Constitutional Court recognized unconstitutional the legal regulations stating the automatic (by default) deprivation of the contact with outside world of detainees and convicted persons transferred to the disciplinary cell, based on the application submitted by the Human Rights Defender. The Court stated June 5, 2019 as a deadline for the National Assembly and the Government, giving a possibility to correspond the challenged provisions to the requirements of the decision, otherwise they will be declared repealed.