RTI introduced via 19A to be retained in 20A; Keheliya Rambukwella

RTI introduced via 19A to be retained in 20A; Keheliya Rambukwella

RTI introduced via 19A to be retained in 20A; Keheliya Rambukwella

Written by Zulfick Farzan

28 Sep, 2020 | 3:35 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said it is more appropriate for a mechanism to be placed to provide information in accordance with the Right To Information Act, rather than to seek information.

“RTI has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2015,” said the Minister stressing the Right To Information Is An Inalienable Right.

It is the responsibility of the government to provide information, noted the Minister adding the Right To Information Act introduced via the 19th Amendment to the Constitution will be retained in the 20th Amendment Constitution as it is one of the positives in the 19th Amendment.

Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Right To Information Act will be further strengthened via the 20th Amendment to the Constitution adding the further strengthening of such legislation is a progressive move.

The Government will analyze other RTI’s across the world and will take measures to address shortcomings in Sri Lanka’s mechanism, said the Minister noting the aim is to make Sri Lanka’s RTI as the best in the world.

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