(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – Right to Information (RTI) Act would be fully operative from February 3 enabling people to obtain any information from the government, Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka said yesterday (10th Tuesday).
The Minister said this at a special meeting with Information Commission Chairman, committee members and media ministry members at the parliament premises yesterday.
“As promised by this government to bring in the Right to Information (RTI) Act before it came to power it had taken steps to present the Right to Information Bill in Parliament on August 4 last year and it was passed with a massive 255 votes,” the Minister said.
Accordingly, every citizen in the country will get their right to know the information they need from any government institution.
People can obtain their details in three languages, the minister said.