All arrangements are in place for the implementation
of the Right to Information Act after February 04th. This has been revealed by Minister Gayantha Karunatilake. The Minister said that this service will be provided to every state establishment through the appointment of an Information Officer.
The Minister was speaking at a function held for the announcement of work for the New Year.
The Minister said that the Right to Information Bill was presented to Parliament and got it approved with the consent of all the 225 MPs. During last year the initiatives necessary were planned for several months last year. Now the necessary background has been created for its implementation. He said that their Ministry is vested with the task of implementing a historic Act after the 04th of February. Information Officers will be appointed to all state establishments so that the public could have access to information. As such the Minister said that he considered 2017 as a year in which the task of the Ministry if expanded.