Gazette issued bringing RTI into force from Feb 3

A gazette notice has been issued bringing the Right To information (RTI) Act into force from February 3rd.

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a five-member Right to Information (RTI) Commission last September.

The Commission headed by former Secretary to the Ministry of Labour Mahinda Gammanpila includes attorney-at-law Kishali Pinto Jayawardena, former judge Salim Marsoof, S.G.Punchihewa and T .Selvakumaran.

In December the President included the Chairman of the Appeal Court, Judge A. W. A. Salam and Dr. Selvi Thiruchandran to the Commission. (Colombo Gazette)

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