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Books Release – International Day Of Universal Access To Information, September 28th, 2022

Three books featuring the work of the Right to Information Commission of Sri Lanka during 2017-2021 were released this week, marking the International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), September 28th 2022.

Edited by RTI Commissioner Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena with deputy editors Inshira Faliq and Nivedha Jeyaseelan, the first book, ‘A Practitioner’s Guide to Orders of the RTI Commission’ summarises and categorises decisions of the Commission with relevant weblinks. The second and third book contains legal commentaries to Commission Orders and two research papers examining Sri Lanka’s Right to Information regime and the United Nations Sustainable Development Indicators by independent researcher Ashwini Natesan and counsel Prashanthi Mahindaratne.

All three books, in English, Sinhala and Tamil, are published by the Media Reform Lanka Initiative which brought together Sri Lankan legal scholars and media practitioners during 2009 – 2015 to examine reforms to Media Policy, Regulation and Law under the auspices of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London; its resource materials are archived by the Marga Institute, Colombo.

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    Sri Lankans needs access to Information on the Debt and the IMF must recognize the Right to information of the people and so too the Colonial Club of Paris.

    IMF Staff Level Agreement, the IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis the Lazard Report and most of all the list of the International Sovereign Bond Debt holders, particularly of the BlackRock which is US govt. backed given that Basil Rajapakse is a US citizen who staged the Default when Finance Minister and probably is one of the Bond holders and benefiting form the Colonial Debt Trap sprung by the biggest Rogue State in the World

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