Integrity Icon is a global campaign run by citizens in search of honest government officials. It aims to champion integrity by “naming and faming” bureaucrats as positive role models. In doing so it hopes to inspire the next generation of responsible leaders. Through a nationwide media campaign, citizens are invited to nominate public officials that have demonstrated integrity in their personal and professional conduct.
Acknowledging the vastly different circumstances we now live in due to the pandemic that has engulfed the world, this year’s special edition of IISL will be dedicated to celebrating frontline workers i.e. ‘COVID Heroes’. This year Integrity Icon seeks to champion public sector officials who are serving in the frontline, making many sacrifices, maintaining their honesty and integrity, going above and beyond the call of duty in combatting COVID19. The nomination period will be open from 19th July to 06th September 2020.
The nominees will be evaluated by an esteemed panel of independent judges, who narrow down the nominees to a final shortlist of ten Integrity Icons. After the panel of judges selects the final ten Integrity Icons, the stories of the icons, including their background, their work, the obstacles they have had to overcome, the impact of their conduct and their aspirations are shared on media. From this ten, a final five will be selected and awarded with the Integrity Icon awards at the Integrity Icon Grand Finale.
Dr. S. Terrence G. R. de SilvaFormer Deputy Director General (Medical Services), Ministry of Health and Director of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Ms. Dilrukshi HandunnethiExecutive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting
Ms. Samadanie KiriwandeniyaManaging Director SANASA International (Pvt) Ltd
Mr. S ThillanadarajahFormer Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Education
Dharmasiri NanayakkaraFormer Deputy Commissioner of Local Government- Western Province
Please Note: The ‘People’s Choice Award’ selection has been discontinued from 2021 and there will be no SMS voting stage
Appointment of the panel of judges
Launch of Integrity Icon Sri Lanka.
Call for nominations through print, electronic and online media.
Sorting of nominations
Verification of information provided
Selection five integrity icons by the panel of judges
Public sector officials working in the frontline in combatting COVID19, who have displayed integrity in their engagement with the public and those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the integrity of their service are eligible to be nominated as an Integrity Icon. Their conduct should be exemplary and admirable, inspiring others too to take such action.
An applicant should,
Be a public official engaged in combatting COVID19 in the frontline
be a citizen of Sri Lanka;
be a current employee working full time in any government office, agency, or department with at least 5 years of service to go before retirement;
have served in government jobs for at least 5 years at the time of nomination for Integrity Icon;
have honestly fulfilled his/her duties and responsibilities as a government official/civil servant with integrity;
not have been convicted of a crime or any kind of misuse of power, or indicted by any state body;
must abide by the decisions of the panel of judges’;
willing to appear in promotional material developed for the IISL program and broadcast on local, national and international media
Retired officials or those working on a contractual basis are not eligible.
A nomination should illustrate the fulfillment of the following criteria:
Significance of the impact of the initiatives undertaken.
The extent of impact this effort/activity may have had beyond the personal sphere of influence extending to the, Organization, Local community, National level, International arena.
Extent to which formidable challenges that appear strong and difficult for a person holding such position were overcome.
Degree of economic, personal, physical, social, professional, or organizational sacrifices made to achieve a positive impact.
Ability to use the initiative as a benchmark in public service.
Extent to which the opportunity provided by the position he/she holds is used as leverage to engage in the initiatives undertaken.
It has to be clear that the nominee is being nominated for integrity and not simply for carrying out their duties competently.
Activities conducted and contributions made to combat the COVID19 pandemic will be considered
Public officers include but are not limited to, permanent employees of the state from any authority, agency, department, board, security service or state owned enterprise amongst others.
Though it primarily means incorruptibility, we have given a broader definition to the word, recognizing those who go above and beyond the call of duty in delivering their services, demonstrating exceptional commitment in fulfilling their public duties while being honest and maintaining strong moral principles.
Anyone can nominate a candidate or themselves. The nomination form will be made available and collected through the following channels:
If you require further information, contact our hotline – 0711 295 295 / 076 322 344 2
If you want to nominate person, Please send basic information first by filling our short application form. Please click below button for application form.
Transparency International Sri Lanka,
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