RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, No. 12 OF 2016 ( Sinhala, English)

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION; TO
SPECIFY GROUNDS ON WHICH ACCESS MAY BE DENIED; TO ESTABLISH
THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION COMMISSION; TO APPOINT INFORMATION
OFFICERS; TO SET OUT THE PROCEDURE AND FOR MATTERS CONNECTED
THEREWITH OR INCIDENTAL THERETO.
WHEREAS the Constitution guarantees the right of access
to information in Article 14A thereof and there exists a need
to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in
public authorities by giving effect to the right of access to
information and thereby promote a society in which the
people of Sri Lanka would be able to more fully participate
in public life through combating corruption and promoting
accountability and good governance.
BE it therefore enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic
Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows:-
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