The 23rd of September marked the next journey of the RTI van, heading through Rathnapura, Matara and Colombo, stopping at 10 locations in every district. In most locations, the van was met with enthusiasm and curiosity.
The Right to Information (RTI) Act comes into effect on 3rd February, 2017 bringing with it a promise – of open government, of citizens’ active participation in governance, and of accountability to the sovereign people of the country. The government last week gazetted the categories of public authorities that fall within the purview of the Right
Sri Lanka’s newly enacted Right to Information (RTI) Act if used effectively can be key for the country’s transition to upper-middle income status and to increasing its shared prosperity, a senior World Bank official said. “RTI law is a game changer in Sri Lanka’s path to prosperity if used with a focus on development effectiveness,”
On the 16th of September, TISL and Sarvodaya headed off to Anuradhapura in the RTI van, spending 2 days there, stopping in 10 locations in the district. The 18th and 19th were spent in Trincomalee. At each location, the newly produced RTI movie is played for the public. In addition to one-to-one awareness raising, our
On September 12th, TISL’s RTI team was in Matara, setting up a civil society coalition on RTI, along the themes of health, education, water & sanitation, transport &environment and public transport. The one day programme was attended by an enthusiastic civil society activist group, who committed to using RTI in their own work, with the
On September 7th, 2017 – We were in Ampara, where a group of over 50 civil society members gathered for a one-day training on the Right to Information, conducted in Tamil and Sinhala parallelly, for the ease of the audience. It was a fulfilling day, with many topical issues raised, ending with an ongoing commitment
All arrangements are in place for the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act from February 04th, minister of Minister of Parliamentary Reform and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka said. Speaking at a function held for the announcement of work for the New Year, the Minister said that this service will be provided to every