The team from TISL comprised Priya, Vinothini and Sanjit. The locations covered were:
- Ampara town
- Maha Oya
The first location for the day was Ampara Town. As the Main Bus Stand was deserted, the strategy of distributing dockets was continued, and the RTI truck was also positioned at a busy junction. The team also distributed dockets to the ‘supply side’, with state banks and other public authorities covered. There was significant enthusiasm for the Act among some of the State banks, and many people, including the security officers at these institutions, asked for RTI dockets. This enthusiasm was also shown by many of the people engaged by the team. One fruit vendor was very grateful about being informed about the Act, and said he would file a request about a well that the local authority had promised to build, which had failed to materialize.
At Uhana and Maha Oya, the team sought approval from the OICs of the respective Police Stations to deploy the RTI truck. The police were very cooperative, and granted approval on the grounds that the public not be inconvenienced in any way. The reception at both locations was mixed – reactions ranged from enthusiasm to indifference and cynicism. The team also boarded several buses as they were waiting for commuters, and distributed dockets to passengers already on board. The day was productive overall, and the team was able to return to base early.