What has the RTI Commission ordered on common issues people have asked about?

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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.



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.


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RTI Awareness Campaign – Colombo

The final leg of the RTI campaign was in Colombo. The team comprised Sankhitha, Priya, Navodhanie, Hiran and Sanjit. The locations covered were Narahenpita Maharagama Nugegoda Kohuwela The first location covered was the Labour Department in Narahenpita. The RTI truck was positioned outside, and the team engaged members of the public who were entering and

RTI Awareness Campaign – Ampara (2nd Day)

The same team continued on Day 04. They were assisted by local contacts Naushadh and __. The locations covered were Addalachenai Akkaraipattu Kalmunai Bus Stand In Addalachenai, the team divided responsibilities in order to be more productive. A workshop was scheduled for trainee teachers at the National College of Education; this workshop was conducted by

RTI Awareness Campaign – Ampara

The team from TISL comprised Priya, Vinothini and Sanjit. The locations covered were: Ampara town Uhana 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

RTI Awareness Campaign – Matara (2nd Day)

The TISL team on the second day consisted of Sankhitha, Sujith, Navodhanie, Hiran and Sanjit. The locations covered were: Deniyaya Kotapola Morawaka Pitabeddara Akuressa The first location for the day was Deniyaya, which was very remote and required a long drive from Matara town. Both Sinhala and Tamil language dockets were distributed at this location,


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