Sunday, March 05, 2017

Moratuwa MC’s positive notice under RTI

The Sunday Times: Sri Lanka: Sunday, March 05, 2017.
The Moratuwa Municipality, in what is seen as a positive act of transparency and good governance, on February 27  took a newspaper advertisement announcing to the public a list of projects for which Rs. 27 million has been allocated.
The notice placed by the municipality said it was meant “for all persons that (who) may be affected in terms of the provisions of the Right to Information Act No. 12 of 2016” by a list of works to be undertaken.
The 40 projects include paving roads, construction of boundary walls, repairs to drains, among other work. This is probably the first government institution to issue a pro-active notice of information under the newly-promulgated RTI where citizens are entitled to information from public institutions and private institutions with a public focus.