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RTI11

03

Feb2017
The Right to Information (RTI) Act comes into effect on 3rd February, 2017 bringing with it a promise – of open government, of citizens’ active participation in governance, and of accountability to the sovereign people of the country. The government last week gazetted the categories of public authorities that fall within ... Read More
February 3, 2017admin
faizer-mustapha

03

Jan2017
Sri Lanka's Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha has refused to accept the report of the delimitation committee reviewing the demarcation of electoral boundaries in local government wards. The Chairman of the Appeals Committee on the Demarcation of boundaries of Local Government Institutions, Asoka Peiris was to hand ... Read More
January 3, 2017admin
RTI

24

Nov2016
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) notes with concern the delay in the appointment of the two remaining members of the Right to Information (RTI) Commission by President Maithripala Sirisena. Three members of the Commission – Mr. Mahinda Gammanpila, Ms. Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena, and Mr. S. G Punchihewa – received their appointments ... Read More
November 24, 2016admin
e-procurementimg

18

Nov2016
Shifting to an electronic procurement system could yield big efficiency gains for both the government and private sectors in Sri Lanka, cutting costs, improving transparency and fairness in tenders, and reducing corruption, according to Verité Research. The Sri Lankan government spent about Rs597 billion through public procurement in 2015, or about ... Read More
November 18, 2016admin