The second program of a series of training programs on “RTI: Let us Protect Our Right through the Right to Information” for journalists, media professionals and Civil Society Organizations organized by the (SLPI together with the Direct Aid Program (DAP) of the Australian High Commission was held on 13 November 2022 at the Women’s Development Centre in the Kandy District. The training was conducted with the presence of RTI Commission Chairman, retired Supreme Court Justice Upali Abeyratne, and RTI Commissioners Attorney-at-Law Kishali Pinto Jayawardena and Attorney-at-Law Jagath Liyana Arachchi. Senior Journalist, Media Trainer, and SLPI Researcher Ananda Dharmapriya Jayasekara was the resource person in this workshop.
The training program focused on the background of enacting RTI Act in Sri Lanka and its significance, provisions and procedures, and the Decided Orders of the RTI Commission. The training program ended with a Question and Answer session conducted by the RTI Commissioners.