- Galle District
RTI: Let us Protect Our Right through the Right to Information!The first training program of a series of training programs on “RTI: Let us Protect Our Right through the Right to Information” for journalists, media professionals and Civil Society Organizations organized by the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) together with the Direct Aid Program (DAP) of the Australian High Commission was held on Oct: 17 at “Aradhana” hotel in Galle.
The training program captured areas such as the Introduction of RTI in Sri Lanka and its Importances, Provisions, and Procedures and Decided Orders of RTI Commission. The training program ended with a Question and Answer session conducted by the Commissioner of RTI Commission, Kishali Pinto Jayawardena which allowed the CSO members and journalist to directly get the views of the Commission on the problems faced in the use of the Information Act.
Senior Journalist and Media Trainer and SLPI Researcher Ananda Dharmapriya Jayasekara, Lecturer (Probationary) University of Colombo and Lawyer G.P. Dumindu Madushan, Lawyer and SLPI Researcher Shalani Kaushalya Fernando were the resource persons in this workshop and Chief Executive Officer of Sri Lanka Press Institute, Kumar Lopez also participated in this event.