Villagers at Katepola in Dumbara, Horana were made aware of the importance of the Right to Information (RTI) and the need to enact legislation, by TISL at a programme organized by ‘Gami Suwanda’ community based organization. The participants, who represented various vocations in the area express their willingness to learn more on RTI and agitate [...]
Campaign on RTI
Transparency International Sri Lanka launched the translated book “Open Sesame” to the Sinhala and Tamil languages recently at the J.R.Jayawaerdane Center Colombo. The book was translated and launched with the collaboration of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Three chapters adapted from Open Sesame: Looking for the Right to Information in the Commonwealth, the 2003 Report [...]
A top level professional forum emphasized the urgent need for people’s right to information identifying it as an integral part of a functioning democracy. The Right to Information Bill emerged a few times during the last two decades, without actually making significant progress, though many South Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh [...]
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) conducted a two-day evaluation and training programme for UVA Community Radio journalists from February 22-23, 2011 to educate them on the importance of RTI in upholding democratic rule and socio-economic advancement in rural areas.