President appoints members to Right To Information Commission

President appoints members to Right To Information Commission

President appoints members to Right To Information Commission

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.

 

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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