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The Right to Information Commission is the central oversight and enforcement agency established under the Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016, established under Section 11 of the RTI Act. It is a statutorily independent body which has powers to hold inquiries into complaints on non- compliance and to recommend disciplinary actions against offending officials. It also has the powers to prosecute those who commit offences defined in the Act. [Sections 15, 38 (2) and 39 (4)]

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)]

The recommended persons should have distinguished themselves in public life and have experience and eminence in their chosen field, not hold political, public or judicial office or any office of profit, not be connected to any political party and not be carrying out any business or pursuing a profession. [Section 12 (2)]

The Commissioners hold office for 5 years. [Section 12 (6) of the RTI Act] and are obliged to not disclose any information that is exempted under the provisions of the RTI Act.[Section 12 (7)]

The Commission shall appoint the Director General and other officers and employees as necessary. The Director – General of the Commission shall be its CEO.  (Section 13)

The Commission has its own Fund into which sums of money voted for its use by Parliament and any donations, gifts, or grants from outside sources are credited [Section 16 (1)].


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Recent Decisions in Appeal

 

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Ongoing In-Person Hearings

Airline Pilots’ Guild v. Sri Lankan Airlines - [...]

Appellant: The Airline Pilots’of Sri Lanka

Public Authority: Sri Lankan Airlines

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 13.11.2017, 08.01.2018, 06.02.2018, 23.03.2018, 24.04.2018 and 09.05.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/99/2017 - Airline Pilots’ Guild v. Sri Lankan Airlines

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/99/2017 - Jurisdiction

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/99/2017 - Final Order

Anver Sadath v Base Hospital Nintavur  - [...]

Appellant: Anver Sadath

Public Authority: Base Hospital Nintavur

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 18/06/2019, 17/07/2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1183/2018

 

Bhadrani Jayawardena v. Municipal Council - [...]

Appellant: Bhadrani Jayawardena

Public Authority: Municipal Council - Colombo

Dates of Appeal Hearing: May 9th 2018

Order:

 

C. Amarasinghe v Board of Investment (BOI) - [...]

Appellant: C. Amarasinghe

Public Authority: Board of Investment (BOI)

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 18.06.2019, 23.07.2019, 10.09.2019, 03.12.2019, 28.01.2020, 05.02.2020, 10.03.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/791/2018

 

Capital Alliance (Pvt) Ltd. v Department of [...]

Appellant: Capital Alliance (Pvt) Ltd.

Public Authority: Department of Census and Statistics

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 11.12.2018, 05.03.2019, 02.07.2019, 03.12.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/745/2018

 

Ceylon Bank Employees’ Union v. Peoples Bank - [...]

Appellant: Ceylon Bank Employees’ Union

Public Authority: Peoples Bank

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 20.04.2018, 05.06.2018, 17.07.2018, 04.09.2018, 23.10.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/139/2018

 

Ceylon Bank Employees’ Union v. Peoples Bank - [...]

Appellant: Ceylon Bank Employees’ Union

Public Authority: Peoples Bank

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 05.06.2018, 17.07.2018, 04.09.2018, 23.10.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/301/2018

 

Chamara Sampath v Parliament of Sri Lanka - [...]

Appellant: Chamara Sampath

Public Authority: Parliament of Sri Lanka

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 2019.02.12; 2019.05.21; 2019.06.26; 2019.09.10; 2019.10.08; 2019.10.22; 2019.11.05; 2019.12.03

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/719/2018

 

D M L de Silva v. National Insurance Trust Fund  [...]

Appellant: D M L de Silva

Public Authority: National Insurance Trust Fund

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 14.08.2018; 16.10.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/305/2018

 

Dileep Amuthan v. Ministry of Defence – [...]

Appellant: Dileep Amuthan

Public Authority: Ministry of Defence

Date of Appeal Hearing: 03.03.2018, 15.05.2018, 03.07.2018, 07.08.2018, 09.10.2018

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/70/2018

 

Dr. Issadeen v. Ministry of Health, Nutrition [...]

Appellant: Dr. Issadeen

Public Authority: Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 17.12.2018; 08.04.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/394/2018

 

Gamini Kinigama v People’s Insurance PLC - [...]

Appellant: Gamini Kinigama

Public Authority: People’s Insurance PLC

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 05.02.2019; 12.03.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/680/2018

 

H.B.S. Perera v Irrigation Department - [...]

Appellant: H.B.S. Perera

Public Authority: Irrigation Department

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 30.05.2018; 19.06.2018; 07.08.2018; 01.10.2018; 19.11.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/44/2018

 

H.P.D.K Perera v. Urban Council Panadura- [...]

Appellant: H.P.D.K Perera

Public Authority: Urban Council Panadura

Dates of Appeal Hearing: July 5th 2018

Order:

 

J. Wickremasinghe v. Chief Secretary, Central [...]

Appellant: J. Wickremasinghe

Public Authority: Chief Secretary, Central Province

Dates of Appeal Hearing: June 12th 2018

Order:

 

J. Wickremasinghe v. Chief Secretary, Central [...]

Appellant: J. Wickremasinghe

Public Authority: Chief Secretary, Central Province

Dates of Appeal Hearing: June 12th 2018

Order:

 

J.H.M.R.B. Jayapathma v Ministry of Education - [...]

Appellant: J.H.M.R.B. Jayapathma

Public Authority: Ministry of Education

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 29.01.2019; 09.04.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/655/2018

 

K.M.D.S.K. Kulatunga v. Udunuwara Pradeshiya [...]

Appellant: KMDSK Kulatunga

Public Authority: Udunuwara Pradeshiya Sabha

Date of Appeal Hearing: November 17th, 2017

Order: 

M.D.S.K. Kulatunga v. Udunuwara Pradeshiya Sabha [...]

Appellant: M.D.S.K. Kulatunga

Public Authority: Udunuwara Pradeshiya Sabha

Dates of Appeal Hearing: November 17th 2017 & April 20th 2018

Order:

 

N. Munasinghe v People's Bank - [...]

Appellant: N. Munasinghe

Public Authority: People's Bank

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 11.12.2018, 05.03.2019, 02.07.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/050/2018

 

N. Munasinghe v. People’s Bank - [...]

Appellant: N. Munasinghe

Public Authority: People’s Bank

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 05.06.2018, 17.07.2018, 28.08.2018, 23.10.2018, 13.11.2018, 11.12.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/50/2018

 

P.K.Perera v. Ministry of Home Affairs - [...]

Appellant: P.K.Perera

Public Authority: Ministry of Home Affairs

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 2018.09.17; 2018.10.29; 2019.01.07; 2019.04.22; 2019.06.11

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/023/2018

 

R. Ananthaseelan v MBSL - RTICAppeal/758/2018

Appellant: R. Ananthaseelan

Public Authority: MBSL

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 20.02.2019, 28.05.2019, 27.09.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/758/2018

 

R.H.M.N. Rajakaruna v. Provincial Public Service [...]

Appellant: R.H.M.N. Rajakaruna

Public Authority: Provincial Public Service Commission- North Western Province

Dates of Appeal Hearing: April 24th 2018

Order:

 

Railway Managers Association v. Sri Lanka [...]

Appellant: Railway Managers Association

Public Authority: Sri Lanka Railways

Dates of Appeal Hearing: April 24th 2018

Order:

 

S.A.S.S. Perera v. Divisional Secretariat, [...]

Appellant: S.A.S.S. Perera

Public Authority: Divisional Secretariat, Padukka

Date of Appeal Hearing: November 23rd, 2017

Order: 

Shermal Hemaka Jayasuriya v National Selection [...]

Appellant: Shermal Hemaka Jayasuriya

Public Authority: National Selection Committee, Ministry of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 20.02.2019; 23.04.2019, 06.08.2019; 19.11.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/745/2018

 

T. Rusiripala v Peoples Bank - RTICAppeal/774/2018

Appellant: T. Rusiripala

Public Authority: Peoples Bank

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 09.07.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/774/2018

 

T. Udheyakumar v Administrative Appeals Tribunal [...]

Appellant: T. Udheyakumar

Public Authority: Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 12.03.2019; 09.07.2019; 05.11.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/692/2018

 

T. Udheyakumar v Administrative Appeals Tribunal [...]

Appellant: T. Udheyakumar

Public Authority: Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 12.03.2019; 09.07.2019; 05.11.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/779/2018

 

T.R. Silva v. Sri Lanka Police Headquarters - [...]

Appellant: T.R. Silva

Public Authority: Sri Lanka Police Headquarters

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 17.07.2018, 09.10.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/342/2018

 

U. G. Kalansuriya v. National Police Commission - [...]

Appellant: U. G. Kalansuriya

Public Authority: National Police Commission

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 17.09.2018; 12.11.2018

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/027/2018

 

Zacky Ismail v Base Hospital Nintavur - [...]

Appellant: Zacky Ismail

Public Authority: Base Hospital Nintavur

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 18/06/2019, 17/07/2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1182/2018