Gazette issued bringing RTI into force from 3 Feb.

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

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)