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Sri Lanka's Reparations Bill

gazet rti 2002 42 E jan Read Sri Lanka's Reparations Bill

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  • RTI Commission appoints senior public servant Piyathissa Ranasinghe as Director General


Important Announcement on Appeals 27.06.2017

  • An information request CAN be made through electronic mail to the Public Authority in the first instance under Section 24(1) of the RTI Act read with subsection (6).
  • However an Appeal to the office of the RTI Commission CANNOT be sent through electronic mail.
  • An appeal can be sent ONLY through registered post or in person (including by sending a duly authorised representative) in terms of Rule 13 (2) of the Rules (Fees and Appeals Procedure) (gazetted on 03.02.2017 in Gazette No. 2004/66).
  • Not permitting appeals to the Commission through electronic mail is due to the need to prevent fraud or misrepresentation at the second stage of the appeal.
  • If a Designated Officer (DO) is in place in a Public Authority, an appeal to the RTI Commission can ONLY be after an appeal is lodged with the DO.
  • If a DO is not in place, then the Head of that department/entity/institution becomes the DO by virtue of Circular No. RTI/01/2016 of the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media dated 10.10.2016.
  • If there is no response by the DO, an appeal to the Commission may be made after the three week period within which the DO has to respond has lapsed.
  • If no IO or DO is appointed by a Public Authority then an information requester can submit a request to the head/CEO (who becomes the I/O under the Act)and then come directly to the Commission
  • An appeal to the Commission must be accompanied by the information request containing material particulars including compliance with Section 3(1) of the Act regarding stating the fact of citizenship and the appeal sent to the DO.

Recent Decisions in Appeal

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

 

B. J. Rasanen v Zonal Education Office Valikamam [...]

Appellant: B. J. Rasanen

Public Authority: Zonal Education Office Valikamam

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 30.04.2019, 13.08.2019, 10.12.2019, 28.04.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/941/2019

 

B. J. Rasanen v Zonal Education Office Valikamam [...]

Appellant: B. J. Rasanen

Public Authority: Zonal Education Office Valikamam

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 30.04.2019, 13.08.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/982/2019

 

B.K.G. Dhanapala .Vs . Department Of Land [...]

Appellant: B.K.G. Dhanapala

Public Authority: Department Of Land Settlement

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 05.08.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/976/2019

 

අභියාචක: බී.කේ.ජී. ධනපාල

පොදු අධිකාරිය: ඉඩම් හිමිකම් නිරවුල් කිරීමේ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව

අභියාචනා දිනය: 07.05.2019, 05.08.2019

නියෝග:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/976/2019

 

Bahirathy Rasanen v Zonal Education Office, [...]

Appellant: Bahirathy Rasanen

Public Authority: Zonal Education Office, Valikamam Zone

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 05.07.2019; 10.12.2019; 28.04.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1404/2019

 

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

Appellant: Bhadrani Jayawardena

Public Authority: Municipal Council - Colombo

Dates of Appeal Hearing: May 9th 2018

Order:

 

C J Wijayawardhana v Sri Lanka Telecom PLC - [...]

Appellant: C J Wijayawardhana

Public Authority: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 03.09.2019; 07.01.2020; 19.05.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1283/2019

 

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

 

C. B. Ravindraraj v. Ministry of Transport and [...]

Appellant: C. B. Ravindraraj

Public Authority: Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 08.10.2019; 14.01.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1371/2019

 

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

 

Centre for Environmental Justice v Ministry of [...]

Appellant: Centre for Environmental Justice

Public Authority: Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 03.12.2019; 05.02.2019; 25.02.2019; 03.03.2020; 17.03.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1114/2019

 

Centre for Policy Alternatives v Sri Lanka Army - [...]

Appellant: Centre for Policy Alternatives

Public Authority: Sri Lanka Army

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 02.07.2019, 26.11.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1131/2019

 

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 Indrani Silva v National Hospital of Colombo - [...]

Appellant: D Indrani Silva

Public Authority: National Hospital of Colombo

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 26.03.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/864/2019

 

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

 

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 A L Udayasiri v Department of Inland Revenue - [...]

Appellant: H A L Udayasiri

Public Authority: Department of Inland Revenue

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 26.08.2019; 14.01.2019; 03.03.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/933/2019

 

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

 

Inland Revenue Assessors' Union v. Department of [...]

Appellant: Inland Revenue Assessors' Union

Public Authority: Department of Inland Revenue

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 09.07.2019; 15.10.2019; 14.01.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/831/2019

 

Inter Company Employees Union v Sri Lanka [...]

Appellant: Inter Company Employees Union

Public Authority: Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd.

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 02.07.2019; 26.11.2019; 28.01.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/580/2018

 

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

 

Jayasuriya v National Olympic Committee - [...]

Appellant: Jayasuriya

Public Authority: National Olympic Committee

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 06.08.2019, 19.11.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1013/2019

 

K. Prasanna Kumar v Ministry of Hill Country - [...]

Appellant: K. Prasanna Kumar

Public Authority: Ministry of Hill Country, New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 27.08.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1151/2019

 

K. Prasanna Kumar v Ministry of Hill Country, New [...]

Appellant: K. Prasanna Kumar

Public Authority: Ministry of Hill Country, New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 27/08/2019; 03.12.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1554/2019

 

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: 

K.U. Dhammika v Ocean View Development Company [...]

Appellant: K.U. Dhammika

Public Authority: Ocean View Development Company (PVT) Ltd

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 26.03.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/862/2019

 

M R Rasheed v. Department of Inland Revenue - [...]

Appellant: M R Rasheed

Public Authority: Department of Inland Revenue

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 20.05.2019, 24.10.2019, 14.01.2020, 03.03.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/911/2019

 

M. F. A. Mansoor v Ministry of Megapolis and [...]

Appellant: M. F. A. Mansoor

Public Authority: Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 03.12.2019; 05.02.2019; 25.02.2019; 03.03.2020; 17.03.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1108/2019

 

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:

 

M.H.M. Hazeer v Central Bank of Sri Lanka - [...]

Appellant: M.H.M. Hazeer

Public Authority: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1056/2019

 

M.H.M.Haseer v Central Bank of Sri Lanka - [...]

Appellant: M.H.M.Haseer

Public Authority: Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 04.06.2019, 24.09.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1036/2019

 

M.N. Farouk v South Asian Institute of Technology [...]

Appellant: M.N. Farouk

Public Authority: South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Ltd (SAITM)

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 26.03.2019, 17.07.2019, 26.11.2019; 03.12.2019; 28.04.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/859/2019

 

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

 

N. Suhaibu v National Water Supply and Drainage [...]

Appellant: N. Suhaibu

Public Authority: National Water Supply and Drainage Board

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 11.02.2020; 05.05.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1671/2019

 

Nasif Akram v Sri Lanka Parliament - [...]

Appellant: Nasif Akram

Public Authority: Sri Lanka Parliament

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1184/2019

 

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. Ananthaseelan v Sri Lanka Savings Bank - [...]

Appellant: R. Ananthaseelan

Public Authority: Sri Lanka Savings Bank

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 28.05.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/863/2019

 

R. Manikkavasagar v District Land Reform Board - [...]

Appellant: R. Manikkavasagar

Public Authority: District Land Reform Board

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 12.02.2020; 26.05.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1800/2019

 

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:

 

Rajasekar v Dept Of Labour - RTICAppeal/1388/2019

Appellant: Rajasekar

Public Authority: Dept Of Labour

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 15.10.2019; 03.12.2019

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1388/2019

 

RDSA Wickramasuriya v Lanka Mineral Sands Limited [...]

Appellant: RDSA Wickramasuriya

Public Authority: Lanka Mineral Sands Limited

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 29.10.2019; 10.03.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1394/2019

 

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

 

V. Subramaniam v Divisional Secretariat, [...]

Appellant: V. Subramaniam

Public Authority: Divisional Secretariat, Oddusudan

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 27.08.2019, 17.12.2019, 21.01.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1254/2019

 

W.M.P.H. Holdings v. Urban Development [...]

Appellant: W.M.P.H. Holdings

Public Authority: Urban Development Authority-Order

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 25.02.2020; 02.06.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/1707/2019

 

Wasantha Samarasinghe v Dept. of Inland Revenue - [...]

Appellant: Wasantha Samarasinghe

Public Authority: Dept. of Inland Revenue

Dates of Appeal Hearing: 20.02.2019; 15.10.2019; 14.01.2020

Order:

gazet rti 2002 42 E janRTICAppeal/747/2018

 

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