Apr 21, Colombo: An awareness program was held on Thursday at the Ministry of Defense to educate the Ministry staff on the Right To Information (RTI) act.
Director General of Government Information Department Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya and Director of the National Media Centre Mr. Jagath Liyana Arachchi conducted the program.
The participants were educated on the contents of the Act including the access to information by the general public, responsibility of state institutions to publish information, and responsibility to release information. The RTI Act No 12 of 2016 (certified on 04th August 2016) came into effect in February this year.
Senior Ministry officials and senior tri forces officers attended the program.