The Right to Information (RTI) Bill has been given Cabinet approval and is due to be passed as an Urgent Bill (an expedited legislative process). The official final RTI Bill can be read here
The Bill, which underwent public consultation, continues to poorly address issues regarding "commercial interests" and whisteblower provisions, amongst other concerns.
The original draft RTI Bill can be read here
The observations of Verité Research on the original draft RTI Bill can be read here
A Verité Research brief - "The Right to Information Bill - An Evolution of Sri Lanka's Right to Know" - can be read here
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