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Right to Information Transparency and corruption in public service

Rs.720 Million Unresolved Elephant-Human Conflict

Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi According to information obtained from the Department of Wildlife under the Right to Information Act, Rs.722 million worth of firecrackers (6,468,750 individual crackers) were distributed from 2014 to 2020 to stem the human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka.  Sri Lanka’s human-elephant conflict is mainly derived from habitat loss for wild
Right to Information Transparency and corruption in public service

An Order From the Information Commission to the Police Against Withholding Information

Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi In Sri Lanka, many public authorities inadvertently block the public’s right to information guaranteed by the Right to Information Act. Therefore, the right to information, a hallmark of a democratic society, is under serious threat. Integrity, which is dependent on the efficiency of a country’s public authorities, is a distinctive