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Sri Lanka’s Proposed RTI Guarantee Needs To Be Strengthened: Centre For Law And Democracy

While welcoming the Sri Lankan government’s proposed right to information (RTI) law and constitutional amendments, in an analysis released today by the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD), suggests that the proposed constitutional guarantee needs to be strengthened.

“Although it is a late-comer to right to information (RTI), the fact that the Sri Lankan government is moving forward simultaneously with both a constitutional guarantee and legislation is very encouraging”, said Toby Mendel, Executive Director of CLD. “It would be a great shame if this clear demonstration of democratic political will were undermined by rules that failed to conform to international standards.”

To read more go to - https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/sri-lankas-proposed-rti-guarantee-needs-to-be-strengthened-centre-for-law-and-democracy/

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DATED: Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:56
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