State officials urged to disclose information without restriction

State officials urged to disclose information without restriction

July 4, 2017   02:00 pm

The Right to Information (RTI) Commission urges officers of state departments to provide information without restriction.

The RTI Commission affirmed that any and all information must be disclosed as requested, according to the RTI Act of Sri Lanka.

The Commission proceeded to explain that they had received a number of complaints claiming that certain state departments had refused to comply with requests of information.

As a result, a situation had arisen where the Commission had to directly issue orders to departmental officers to disclose the relevant information upon request.

The RTI Commission stated that the public too had a right to access documents of state institutions.

The Commission also added that measures would be taken to thoroughly inform departmental officers on the compliance with information requests.

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