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Sri Lanka RTI commission completes two fruitful years & but transformation to an ‘information-open’ culture is challenging & slow

As Sri Lanka marks two years of operationalization of the Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016 on 3rd February 2019, the Right...

Participation & feedback by citizens is vital for accountability & openness in Sri Lanka – RTI commission

Image: Aruna Roy, one of the front line civil activist on RTI in India. The Right to Information Commission of Sri Lanka says that  that...

Media Commission Bill to be enacted shortly says a Sri Lanka offcial.

The officials at the Mass Media and Parliamentary Reforms Ministry has told Minister Ranjan Ramanayaka  that  a new Media Commission Bill will be enacted shortly...
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Sri Lanka Govt takes over chairmanships of 3 parliamentary committees, previously held by the opposition

The Government moved yesterday to take control of the Chair of the crucial Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance, passing a motion in the House...
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Constitution-making – here we go again! – Sakuntala Kadiragamer

The Ministry of Justice issued an invitation to the public to submit proposals for consideration by an expert committee established to draft a new...

Sri Lanka president tightens grip with constitutional changes

Amendments give Gotabaya Rajapaksa powers to sack ministers and limit oversight. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivers a policy speech in the Colombo parliament on 20 August...

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

Image courtesy of Peoplesworld.org/Earanga Jayawardena/AP Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving....