Right to information ACT


Right to Information Act No. 12 of 2016

Following information relevant to this institution under the above Act can be obtained by applying to the Information Officer by application RTI 01(Click to download RTI 01 application). Submitting this application is not compulsory.

Information officer,

  • Name - Ms.S.K.Jayasundara
  • Designation - Assistant Divisional Secretary
  • Address - Divisional secretariat,Maharagama
  • Telephone - 011-2844498
  • Direct- 011-2746611
  • E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fax-011- 2 746 611

Alternative information officer,

  • Name - Ms. G. S. J. Gunawardhane
  • Designation - Administrative Officer
  • Address - Divisional secretariat,Maharagama
  • Telephone - 011-2844498
  • Direct- 011- 2 850 551
  • E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fax-011- 2 844497

01. Submit application No. RTI1, letter or make a verbal request to the Information Officer for obtaining necessary information and obtain an acknowledgement

02. You will be informed as expeditiously as possible and in any case within fourteen days whether the information requested by you can/ cannot be provided

03. In case when it is decided to issue the information requested, you will be informed the charges determined by the Commission, if such charge should be paid. You will be provided with the information requested within fourteen days on payment of a prescribed charge, if it is necessary or free of charge

04. In case where it is difficult to provide information requested within fourteen days, after paying the prescribed charges, the Information Officer will provide you the information requested within an additional period not exceeding 21 days informing the reasons for the extension of the time frame

05. the request for information concerns the life and personal liberty of the citizen, the response to it shall be made within forty-eight hours of the receipt of the request

06. Inquiries for requesting information,

  1. refusing a request made for information.
  2. refusing access to the information on the ground that such information is exempted from being granted under section 5
  3. non- compliance with time frames specified by this Act
  4. granting of incomplete, misleading or false information
  5. charging an excessive fees
  6. the refusal of the information officer to provide information in the form requested
  7. If the citizen requesting having reasonable grounds to believe that information has been deformed, destroyed or misplaced to prevent such citizen from having access to the information forward and appeal to the following officer within fourteen days. (Click to download Appeal application -RTI 10)

Nominated officer (Appeal officer),

  • Name - Ms. M.M.K. Dilrukshi Walpola
  • Designation - Divisional Secretary
  • Address - Divisional secretariat, Maharagama
  • Telephone - 011-2844498
  • Direct-011- 2841931
  • E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fax- 0112844497

Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016 - Annual Report 2018

Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016 - Annual Report 2018


Total number of applications received in the year



Total information given for the requested number during the year



Total Number of Information requested applications rejected during the year



Number of applications received in the year to provide information the inquiries were made for further information but sufficient information were not submitted



Fees collected during the year



Number of requests rejected under clause 5



Any suggestions needed to promote the functioning of the existing system of transparency

·   Expand Knowledge in the provisions of the Act.

·   Conducting training courses on how the information should be maintained in the institution in relation to the information Act


Number of appeals arising from communication information, denial of communication



Practices in maintaining records, management and destruction

·   By Providing Comprehensive knowledge on the Act to the officers appointed to maintain the information according to the Act in the each section and instruct to maintain and manage the records in an accurate manner

·   Hold discussions with the officers and resolve the issues pertaining to the information act when necessary.

·   Awareness on maintaining the records of the in-charge of the postmortem and the provision of the provisions of the Act in relation to the destruction thereof.

·   Inclusion of full details on matters such as resource profile and the progress of development projects on the official web site.


Citizens can use the following methods to obtain information.

•As well as through the web site, you can submit information requests through telephone, letters, fax.

Details of appointed information officers as follows




Information officer

Assistant Divisional Secretary


Alternative Information officer

Administrative Officer

Ms. G. S. J. Gunawardhane

Nominated officer(Appeal officer)

Divisional Secretary

Ms. M.M.K. Dilrukshi Walpola

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