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Bequeathingthe Right to Information Act to the people is the important decision taken after gaining independence; Thilaka Jayasundera

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By ITN News Editor January 31, 2019 18:55

Bequeathingthe Right to Information Act to the people is the important decision taken after gaining independence; Thilaka Jayasundera

Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media and Chairperson of the Independent Television Media Network Thilaka Jayasundera has said that the most important decision taken in the local public service after gaining independence was bequeathing the Right to Information Act to the people. She also said that the Audit Act is another special victory achieved by the people of this country.

Thilaka Jayasundera was speaking at a function held for the launch of the official website of the Kotte Municipal Council. The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media and the United Nations Development Programme have selected the Kotte Municipal Council as a Right to Information Pilot Project. Information on the Kotte Municipal Council can be provided to the people through this website. The Additional Secretary pointed out that this new website can discharge a productive and efficient service to the people.

Many officials representing various institutions including the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, the Kotte Municipal Council and the United Nations Development Programme joined in this occasion.

Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media Thilaka Jayasundera pointed out that the most important decision taken in the local public service after gaining independence was bequeathing the Right to Information Act to the people. Referring to a significant features of the Act she said that it was being implemented by the people and that it were the officials who were being penalized. Hither it was thought that the public officials were owners of information. She added that they are bound to provide information when sought by the public.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 31, 2019 18:55

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