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* Sri Lanka opposition party to call for the implementation of Right to Information Act
Mon, Aug 2, 2010, 07:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to submit a motion calling for the implementation of the Right to Information Act when parliament meets tomorrow (3) at 1.30 p.m.

UNP spokesman parliamentarian Gayantha Karunatileka told a press conference in Colombo that the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe would present the motion to parliament.

Karunatileka observed that the media and the public had the right to know what exactly was happening in their country.

The UNP led UNF made the necessary arrangements to draft the Freedom of Information bill in 2002.

Karunatileka said the UNF was unable to present it to parliament as then President Chandrika Kumaratunga prematurely dissolved the government in 2004.

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