Melanie Ann Pustay, the Director, Office of Information Policy, Department of Justice, United States today (1st Nov.) conducted a special lecture at Department of Government Information, Colombo on implementation of Right to Information in Sri Lanka.

The lecture themed, “Implementation of Right to Information at Grass Root Level and the Benefits received by the citizen” was joined by the RTI committee members in Sri Lanka and the journalists representing local and foreign media.

Ms. Melanie expressed the way in which RTI was implemented and practiced for the last five decades in US and encouraged Sri Lanka to go forward with the recently passed world’s seventh best RTI Act and also the second best such Act in South Asia.