Right to Information should commence in every sector, as Sri Lanka is a country where the democracy, freedom, and human rights are natured and ensured, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

President made these remarks addressing the International Conference on ‘Right to Information’ (RTI) held today in Colombo parallel to the International RTI Day.

The event was organized by the Department of Government Information in collaboration with the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media.

According to the President, the current government was able to fulfill a long awaited requirement, as well as his election pledge as the Common Opposition Candidate at the Presidential Election in 2015, which the previous governments neglected and were unable to implement.

He pointed out that the unfair activities and the disturbance against the future journey of the country due to the misuse and the mismanagement of public money will also disappear with the implementation of RTI. President also focused his attention on registering of NGOs.

The key note address of the conference was delivered by former Chief Justice of Delhi and Madras High Courts and the former Chairman of Indian Law Commission Ajit Prakash Shah.

The conference is held on 28th and 29th September.