Written by Zulfick Farzan
11 Dec, 2021 | 2:04 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed five members to the Right To Information Commission, tweeted the President’s Spokesperson.
Retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne will chair the commission whole the members are Liyana Arachchilage Jagath Bandara Liyana Arachchi, Kishali Pinto Jayawardena, Retired Judge Rohini Walgama and Dr. Athulasiri Kumara Samamrakoon.
2016 අංක 12 දරන තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම පිළිබඳ පනතේ 12(1) වගන්තියේ විධිවිධාන යටතේ, අතිගරු ජනාධිපතිතුමා විසින් පහත සඳහන් නිලධාරීන් තොරතුරු දැනගැනීමේ අයිතිවාසිකම පිළිබඳ කොමිෂන් සභාවේ සාමාජිකයන් වශයෙන් පත්කර ඇත.
— Kingsly Rathnayaka (@KingslyRathnyka) December 11, 2021
The Right to Information Commission is the central oversight and enforcement agency established under the Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016.
The Commission consists of a Chair and 4 Members appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Constitutional Council.
The Constitutional Council is required to, for this purpose, recommend one person each nominated by the a) Bar Association of Sri Lanka, b) media organisations, and c) other civil society organisations. [Section 12 (1)]
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