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rti sl media Reference Links

09/10/2017 - 20/10/2017

1. School Admissions: Let there be accountabilty

2. Government’s massive stake in economy prevents proper implementation of RTI Act: Eran

3. Transparency International Sri Lanka relaunches Right to Information website

4. Gypsies’ Sunil says RTI jingle will promote democracy

5. Short film on how RTI works


30/09/2017 - 08/10/2017

1. Interview with RTI Commission member Mr. S. G. Punchihewa

2. Right to Information: Interview with RTI Commission Member Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena

3. Dawood Appeals To RTI Commission Regarding Presidential Commission Report On Ashraff’s Death


18/09/2017 - 29/09/2017

1. Media coverage for LIRNEasia universal-service fund recommendations based on RTI request

2. LIRNEasia chief calls govt. to utilize Universal Service Fund for intended purpose

3. Ogilvy PR Sri Lanka wins top Asia Pacific award for Right to Information Campaign

4. SriLankan Airlines Scared To Reveal Information

5. Sri Lanka's RTI laws would strengthens citizens, freedoms

6. Sri Lanka, you have a right to know!

7. Continuing public interest will establish RTI

8. Watchful public will lead to more efficient govt. service: Mangala on RTI


03/09/2017 - 17/09/2017

1. Operationalizing the #RTI Act in #SriLanka :Comparative Experience and Good Practice

2. Report shows Lanka’s jails dens of corruption

3. 721 BOI companies closed down from 2010 to 2016

4. RDA heads for collision on expressways

5. Ruwanpura: RDA pushes ahead without EIA report

6. Ministry Reimburses Fuel Bill To NLDB

7. Snr. SriLankan Captain claims his dismissal was an ‘after-thought based on a blatant falsehood’ Invokes RIA to obtain copy of inquiry report

8. Public interest in disclosure outweighs reasons given by SriLankan Airlines - ALPGSL

9. Sri Lankan RTI Commission members visit South Africa

10. Democracy is when the needy and not the rich are the rulers

11. Fighting for your rights


29/08/2017 - 02/09/2017

1. Daily Mirror editorial 01/09/2017 on RTI, Privilege & the Commission's Orders

2. Colombo Telegraph report on Sri Lanka's proposed new media regulation laws and comparisons with RTI

3. Doctors use RTI

4. Business Times gets info under RTI Act


12/08/2017 - 28/08/2017

1. RTI Com hears 54 major appeals; state institutions ordered to reveal information

2. Fight for your Right

3. Transparency International Sri Lanka welcomes Ravi Karunanayake’s resignation

4. New tourism plan admits shortcomings in promotional work by officials with limited capability

5. Controller of Immigration & Emigration confirms Geetha's dual citizenship

6. Education Ministry Ignores RTI

7. RTI Commission appoints Director General

8. RTI Commission dismisses privilege as ground to deny information

9. Controller of Immigration & Emigration confirms Geetha's dual citizenship

10. RTI Commission Dismisses Privilege As A Ground To Deny Information On Recruitments

11. Sri Lanka’s New Right-to-Information Law Could Save Lives

12. Danger of another Uma Oya in Central Expressway

13. TISL on RTI and Assets Declarations


24/07/2017 - 11/08/2017

1. Right off to a rocky start

2. RTI Request on FTZ

3. Challenges before RTI

4. GMOA wants details of staff attached to NFTH

5. Chairman, RTI Commission Chief Guest at Journalism Awards


17/07/2017 - 23/07/2017

1. SLPI members say reforms only on self-regulatory principles

2. Mahanama Tillekeratne Commission recommends stern action against police officers involved in FTZ factory worker killing in 2011 (Report handed over after RTI Request)


10/07/2017 - 16/07/2017

1. How political interference made SriLankan crashland!

2. Pilots file RTI to Srilankan Airlines


02/07/2017 - 09/07/2017

1. Getting used to their Right to Know

2. Book Review:  Journalism through RTI : Lessons from India

3. State Officials urged to disclose information without restrictions

4. Sunday Leader and Colombo NGOs confuse RTI Law

5. A tale of Incompetence (updated)

6. RTI in Sri Lanka: Discourse and Compliance (Study by Verite Research)


26/06/2017 - 02/07/2017

1. RTI Commission mandate project informationl

2. Information Department stops release of Cabinet papers

3. PAFFREL to be provided details of dual citizens

4. RTI Commission sends Right of Reply to Sunday Leader

5. Government denies moves to amend RTI Act

6. TISL messes up RTI Applications to PM Office, President's Office


18/06/2017 - 25/06/2017

1. Govt. Strongly Denies News Media Reports re Amending RTI Act

2. Sri Lankan airline shoots itself over 'drunk' pilot testing

3. RTI progress assessed: Appeals heard and info relased disclosed

4.  RTI Commission Of Sri Lanka Launches Its Trilingual Website



09/06/2017 - 16/06/2017

1. Parliament to pass Regulations enabling RTI disclosure of Assets Declarations!

2. File an RTI application to Sri Lanka Cricket - Sidath Wettimuny advises!

3. Right Policies and RTI


26/05/2017 - 02/06/2017

1. Appoint Information Officers as required by RTI Act - Commission

2. World Bank praises RTI Act and Commission

3. Severe Bottleneck In Utilising Govt. Funds For RTI Commission

4. RTI Commission Concludes Several Appeal Hearings


13/05/2017 - 19/05/2017

1. PAFFREL to use RTI to probe citizenship of MPs

2. Civil groups file RTI for details of Salawa compensation

3. Tourism authorities to release more data under RTI

4. Ninety MPs' vehicles sold! Reveals fresh info. from CGMT obtained with RTI request.


06/05/2017 - 12/05/2017

1. Playing Pandu with the Press

2. Customs Whistleblower: TISL Flags Protection Clause in RTI Act

3. RTI: Rocky Road to Sri Lanka's New Transparency Culture

4. RTI used to seek info about Parliamentarians with dual citizenship


28/04/2017 - 05/05/2017

1. Sri Lankan government to ensure full Media freedom, expects high standards from media

2. Journalist Killings in Sri Lanka Predicated on a Deadly Irony

3. RTI can be game changer in Sri Lanka's path to prosperity: World Bank

4. Skullduggery, Secrecy and the Counter-terror Draft Act

5. New anti-terrorism law undermines RTI


21/04/2017 - 27/04/2017

1. Times front page lead on RTI and Cabinet memoranda

2. Financial Times Editorial reflecting that same theme

3. EPF investments in Colombo bourse continue to plummet

4. Journalists for social justice

5. RTI application by TISL reveals EPF investment details


15/04/2017 - 21/04/2017

1. Complement RTI with RTR (Right to Recall)

2. Defense Ministry staff enlightened on Right To Information

3. Rs. 1 billion worth jewellery and gold to be returned to owners soon

4. Right to Information and Batticaloa women : Hypothesis vs Reality

5. Central bank gives info to Transparency International Sri Lanka on EPF investments 2012-2016!


08/04/2017 - 14/04/2017

1. RTI and the New Counter Terror Act

2. Challenges to Media Freedom in Sri Lanka

3. RTI & Duty Free Car Permits

4. Displacing the Old Culture of Secrecy: Looking Askance at a New Government's Performance


01/04/2017 - 07/04/2017

1. JVP, the richest political party

2. 110 Acts in conflict with RTI: DG Information

3. SL's Income Tax fiasco: Everything you need to know


25/03/2017 - 31/03/2017

1. Caution not to strike premature body blows on RTI

2. The Right To Information Act No.12 Of 2016: A Rare Bright Spot In Our Flawed Democracy

3. 2016: 452, 934 houses had potential mosquito breeding places. Info provided on a Sunday Times RTI request

4. Gvt Minister says anyone can apply under RTI for H'bota agreement and others

5. Moratuwa MC gets pro-active with RTI

6. RTI two months old but public still face hurdles


18/03/2017 - 24/03/2017

1. No confidence in some of the other projects conducted in SL through ICTA

2. Sri Lanka: "Maybe soon, asking questions will become the norm"


03/03/2017 - 10/03/2017

1. Sri Lanka's RTI Law: Will the Government 'Walk the Talk'?

2. Sri Lankans Use New RTI Law to Access Land Information Following War in North

3. Sri Lankans Ready To Seek Answers Under New Right to Information Act

4. Over 1,500 RTI requests from citizens : Govt. bodies slow to respond to requests

5. Sri Lanka needs critical minds for critical times!

6. Moratuwa MC's positive notice under RTI

7. RTI Budget Estimation

8. RTI Commission seeks Rs. 76 m to carry out its work efficiently

9. There are many challenges in getting RTI laws properly implemented – US expert

10. Info DG Claims RTI Commission's Funds Released, But Status Still Unclear


24/02/2017 - 03/03/2017

1. TISL Files RTI Requests To Wrong Public Authorities!!

2. Colombo Telegraph Challenges CPA Under RTI Act – Colombo NGOs Yet To Appoint Information Officers!

3. Sri Lanka determined to address human rights concerns

4. Parliamentarians, Permits and Perfidy

5. Illegal fishing: The Sunday Times invokes RTI law to get to the bottom

6. Technology and the Right to Information

7. Startling Details Emerge In Keith Noyahr Abduction Probe

8. Decent Lanka 2015 requests for info. on RTI commission

9. Sri Lanka: RTI invoked to expose army support to remanded suspects & spying on public officers

10. 14 working days since RTI launch: current and future challenges

11. Ensure that RTI does not Fail


20/02/2017 - 24/02/2017

1. Politicians should lead by example

2. Opening Remarks: E-GP in South Asia – Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges

3. Sri Lanka Shines Light on Public Sector Governance

4. Requests for information on RTI Commission

5. Sri Lankan Youth Are Using RTI To Help War-Affected Families


17/02/2017 - 20/02/2017

1. The Government RTI website is now up and running...

2. Government Must Walk the RTI Talk - Editorial

3. Police follow up on B'caloa RTI requests on DIG's orders

4. Police follow up on B'caloa RTI requests on DIG's orders

5. Communication Gaps Hinder Implementation

6. Ministry of External Resources Goes Online on RTI

7. President Elated that RTI Became a Reality Under Him!

8. List of Some Gvt Info Officers Available!

9. President - NGOs Cashing in on RTI for Their Own Agenda!!

10. How Citizens Are Using Sri Lanka's Shiny New RTI


13/02/2017 - 17/02/2017

1. RTI: Call made for financial reports of political parties

2. Ranjan submits RTI application

3. Culture of openness and accountability through RTI - EDITORIAL

4. Public can audit the government servant with RTI

5. Prez Commission report on Ashraff's demise sought

6. ICT experts oppose attempts to give away frequencies to foreign companies


31/01/2017 - 12/02/2017

1. RTI in Sri Lanka: It took 22 years, and journey continues

2. Right to Know and Right to Ignore

3. Freedom from Secrecy

4. RTI Act comes into force in Sri Lanka

5. Public authorities confused, unprepared as RTI Act becomes operational

6. Information sought on assets of President, PM under RTI

7. State, People not prepared for RTI, say Sarvodaya, TI

8. Batticaloa women take RTI route to seek details on loved ones

9. RTI in force now, get information for free

10. How many bar permits do members of Parliament have?

11. Details of RTI Info Officers out soon

12. RTI: An Act against its Creators

13. Sri Lanka: Politicians' assets — RTI changing the rules of the game?

14. RTI Commission cash-starved

15. Right to Information: Excitement in the air!

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