Sri Lanka’s Right to Information Law: The good, the bad and the ugly

Posted on July 4, 2016  /  0 Comments

Last week Parliament adopted the Right to Information Law without division. I have been engaged with RTI in Sri Lanka since 2007, when I chaired a Pathfinder Sanvada discussion. We went deep into the subject in 2011 when we proposed to implement RTI for the City of Colombo.

RTI was a key element in the manifesto of the Common Candidate in the January 2015 Presidential Election. There was considerable consultation over the drafts since early 2015. The final result was good, but not perfect. A separate announcement about a large number of fresh graduates being recruited to implement it is the ugly part.

The slideset is here.

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