Enthusiasm shown by Government Officials at RTI Act Training Programme

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Two training sessions were held on 14th September, 2018, for 70 government officials on the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Ms. Kosalai Mathan Attorney-at-Law, Lecturer at University of Jaffna, was the Resource Person for this training held at Friends Inn in Kilinochchi. The officials were divided into two batches of 35 per session.

The officials attended included Grama Niladaris, Samurdhi Officer, Development Officer, Management officials and staff of the Divisional Secretariat of Kilinochchi.

One of the participants mentioned: “This training has been fruitful in filling the knowledge gap we all had relating to RTI. We were unaware of the concepts underlying this Act and this training has helped us immensely. I want to share the information I gained from this training with others as I want them to benefit as I did”.

During these training sessions the officials were explained what the RTI Act is about and how the officials can provide information to the public when requested.

This training programme was organized by NGO Management Development Centre as part of the EU funded OCEAN project of SLCDF.