Making the Political Establishment Accountable to RTI

International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2021


COLOMBO – Recognizing the significance of access to information the UNESCO declared September 28 as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). The 2021 theme for the IDUAI highlights the role of access to information laws and their implementation to build back strong institutions for the public good and sustainable development, as well as to strengthen the right to information and international cooperation in the field of implementing this human right.

In reiterating this message with UNESCO and to ensure the fundamental right to information,  prioritizing the 2030 goals of the Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) is hosting a webinar in two sessions on Thursday (30) with an expert panel focusing on the Right to Information (RTI) in Sri Lanka and the South Asian region.

The six-member panel will meet in two sessions under the themes of ‘Making the Political Establishment Accountable to RTI’ and ‘RTI and Public Funds’. The panellists will make presentations on Overview of RTI in South Asia in making the political establishment accountable to RTI, RTI rulings in advancing governance in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, RTI in elections and exposing corruption, RTI and public funds and using RTI to protect public funds in India and the current challenges, respectively. Each panel will be followed by a Q&A session.

The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform on Thursday, September 30 from 12 Noon. Simultaneous interpretation in Sinhala and Tamil will be facilitated for the event. For more details regarding registration please visit the upcoming events section on SLPI’s official website and follow their social media handles at SLPIFB and @SLPI.











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