Sri Lanka’s Right to Information Bill improved through consultation

Posted on April 15, 2015  /  0 Comments

Last week I did a colloquium at LIRNEasia based on the second revision of the RTI Bill. Before I got around to doing a post, the third revision made its way out of the bowels of government. Significant improvements have been made, for which the Secretary of the Ministry of Media and Information should be congratulated. If only the rest of government followed his consultative approach, we’d be in much better shape with regard to the Constitutional and other reforms being rushed through by the interim government. The bill as its stands, including some comments and criticism, are analyzed here.

I have written about one major miss regarding competitively sensitive information of foreign-owned companies in the possession of the government. This will be published 19th April.

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