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These are early days for the Commission which is still operating in an interim capacity with a skeletal staff from temporary premises. Nonetheless, our five-member body is committed to building a strong independent operation with the expertise and capacity to support all seekers and providers of public information. To that end, we have developed Rules on Fees and Appeals and provided feedback to the nodal agency, the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media on Regulations in regard to the effective implementation of the RTI Act, which were gazetted on Friday 3rd 2017

Please Click Here to view The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

The Regulations inter alia, strengthen Proactive Disclosure obligations, stipulate criteria for the appointment of Information Officers as well as an open re-use policy. The Rules specify a pro-public Fee Schedule, provides for informal hearings of appeals and exceptionally states that if an appeal is successful to the Designated Officer or the Commission, fees for that information will not be charged.

The Commission notes that participation and feedback by citizens is vital to bringing about a culture of accountability and openness in Sri Lanka which is the primary objective of the RTI Act and looks forward to proactive public engagement in that regard.

Contact Details of the Right to Information Commission:

Address: 2- 203-204, BMICH, Colombo -07

Tel: 011 2691625

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