Sri Lanka

Name of law: Right to Information Act, No. 12 of 2016
First adopted: 2016
Last modified: n/a
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Sri Lanka adopted a very strong law in 2016 and with the adoption of regulations and rules in February 2017 it became even stronger. Positive interpretation of the rules by an independent Right to Information Commission has helped ensure that the  intent of the legal framework is maintained in practice.