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No Fees For Right To Information Requests

No Fees For Right To Information Requests

As the Right to Information Act becomes operational today in Sri Lanka after more than fifteen years of struggle by citizens and the media, Colombo Telegraph learns that in terms of the Fee Schedule laid down by the Right to Information (RTI) Commission, no fees can be charged by Public Authorities when RTI requests are […]

Aghast At CBK’s Position On War Crimes

By S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole – President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) has stated that there is no need for a war crimes probe and that the need is for a new constitution. I have respected Madam CBK over the years and supported her in many ways. However, in this she is wrong; absolutely wrong! CBK heads […]

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Memo One On Reconciliation

By Michael Roberts – It is a commonplace in reviews of the ethnic conflict at the popular level of web comment for the blame to be heaped on our politicians in the past, and particularly on SWRD Bandaranaike. This is over-simplistic. Such processes are complex and demand a multi-factorial analysis. The focus on ideologues also […]

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Towards A Truly Genuine Anti-Graft Body To Combat Corruption

By Nagananda Kodituwakku – Considering the lethargic and ineffective attitude of the CIABOC, President Sirisena was urged today to replace the incumbent Commissioners and the Director General of the government’s anti-corruption body, as the evidence of state-sponsored corruption has reached unimaginable proportions. Amongst the corruption cases piled up before the CIABOC, the MP tax-free car […]

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When Will Sri Lanka Become A Country Of Unity ?

By Ayathuray Rajasingam – Sri Lanka, being a multi-racial country, has different aspects of culture and way of living. The Centre with the majority race cannot understand the aspirations of the other minority races. What is required is a co-ordination between the Centre and the Units. The Centre should realize that the minorities are also […]

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