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RTI awareness workshop

An awareness workshop on Right to Information for Information Officers of Public Institutions in Ampara and Batticaloa districts in the Eastern Province has been

held recently (08th June) at the Hotel Eastern Lagoon in Batticaloa. This workshop has been organized by the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Miss. Sudharma Karunarathna, Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of finance and Mass Media represented the Ministry in this programme while Mr. Piyathissa Ranasinghe, Director General of the Right to Information Commission and Mr. Jagath Liyanarachchi, Director, National Centre for Media participated as resource persons.

In this workshop, 174 Sinhala and Tamil Information Officers in Ampara and Batticaloa districts have been made aware on Right to Information while emphasizing on the responsibility of Public Officials in providing the general public with the benefits of the Act and resolving the practical issues arising from the Act. Furthermore, this one-day workshop has focused on the role of the Right to Information Commission and its decisions. Posters printed in collaboration with the UNDP have been distributed among District Secretariats and Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Province in order to be distributed among Grama Niladhari Divisions for public exhibition. 

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