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Right To Information Commission Established

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed the Right to Information (RTI) Commission of Sri Lanka upon the recommendation of the Constitutional Council.

President Sirisena has appointed senior civil servant Mahinda Gammanpila as the Chairman of the five-member Commission. Attorney SG Punchihewa, Thyaganathan Selvakumaran, former Supreme Court Judge Salim Marsoof and Lawyer and columnist Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena have been named as its members, the President's Media Division said.

The RTI Bill passed in parliament on 24th June, calls for the establishment of the "Right to Information Commission". The Commission will monitor the performance of public authorities and information officers.

The members of the RTI Commission are distinguished personalities in public life with proven knowledge, experience and eminence in law, governance, public administration, management etc.
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