Home / News/ Moragoda holds discussions with Obama’s Open Govt. Senior Advisor

Moragoda holds discussions with Obama’s Open Govt. Senior Advisor


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Tuesday, 8 September 2015 01:01

Facebook

Pathfinder Foundation Founder Milinda Moragoda has had discussions with Corinna Zarek, Senior Advisor for open Government at the Executive Office of the President of the United States, during her visit to Colombo.

Prof. Zarek works from the President’s Office with US agencies to develop and implement open government initiatives, including work with the Global Open Government Partnership, and coordinates outreach with non-governmental stakeholders.

BUP_DFT_DFT-6-1Milinda Moragoda with Corinna Zarek

 



Moragoda and Zarek discussed matters connected with the evolution of Sri Lanka’s ‘Right to Information’ policy debate and the work of the Pathfinder Foundation in this regard. They particularly focused on how more grassroots awareness could be created over the benefits of right to information policy for Sri Lanka.

Zarek was accompanied by Press and Information Officer Joshua Ying Shen, Information Specialist Vindhya Mallasekara and Information Assistant P. Gobinath.

Pathfinder Foundation Chairman Bernard Goonetilleke and Deputy Chairman Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy were also present at the discussion.

BUP_DFT_DFT-6-2

Corinna Zarek, was accompanied by Joshua Ying Shen Press and Information officer, Vindhya Mallasekara, Information Specialist and P Gobinath Information Assistant 


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

Fake news rampant after Sri Lanka attacks despite social media ban

Friday, 24 May 2019

AFP: Sri Lankan social networks saw a surge in fake news after the Easter suicide bombings a month ago despite an official social media blackout, highlighting the inability of governments to contain disinformation, experts said. A nine-day ban on pl


Who built the Matara/Beliatta railway line?

Friday, 24 May 2019

In 2019, after 70 long years of independence, Sri Lanka succeeded in adding to the rail network left behind by the British when we extended the southern line from Matara to Beliatta, a distance of less than 20 miles. While the network left in place b


Occupational prestige further propagates a divisive society

Friday, 24 May 2019

Occupational prestige is regarded by society as an individual’s social standing based on the occupational position in the hierarchical social structure of an aggregate of occupations. Accordingly, the general public perceive certain occupations hig


17 things ‘Avengers: Endgame’ teaches us about the state of our superheroes

Friday, 24 May 2019

Art imitates life. Even movies do. Maybe especially so. In these lean times, there’s nothing like a little laughter to stop the press, stem the blood pressure, ease that stress in life. So here goes. Trust you’ll take these tongue-in-cheek. Or pe


Columnists More