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WHAT IS RIGHT TO INFORMATION?

Public Authorities have a lot of information that is held in trust for the citizens of the country. As citizens, you now have a fundamental right to access this information. The Right to Information Act No. 12 of 2016, passed on 4th August 2016, sets out the process that citizens can use to access information. It’s is a simple process of lodging a request at the relevant Public Authority. With the normal process, you should get the information within a maximum of 28 days (if the information is a lot, or has to be obtained from a different location, it can take upto 21 days more). See more on that here.

KADATHURA HERA

The first Sri Lankan film on the Right to Information showing how RTI is used through the narrative of three citizens. It will only take 30 minutes to watch this short film.

OUR EVENTS

Renovation work of the Vairavar Kovil road in the 2nd cross street of Vavuniya commenced in October 2017. It is nearly 200 meters and comes under the purview of the Vavuniya Urban Council. The contractor who won the bid did not continue the work. The work was merely commenced, and no progress was made thereafter.
Mr. Mansoor from Rampawa of Madavachchiya DS division of the Anuradhapura district had a land issue. A Grama Niladhari claimed his land with a land permit. Mansoor need to get the original documents related to land permit from the DS office and he continuously tried to get it. He spent almost ten months but got
Mr. Logeswaran from Ganeshapuram of Vavuniya district sent a complaint letter to the Chief minister’s ministry of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) regarding a housing issue in their village. As there was no action taken, after 19 days he made a telephone call to the NPC and asked about the action taken for the letter.
Mr. N. M. Rasic, from Akkaraipattu had an issue that accumulation of garbage near his surroundings. Nearly 10 families and a school get affected due to the bad smell and the mosquitoes due to the garbage accumulation. From 20th May 2017 he together with other house owners made a complaint to the Medical Officer of

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