Right to Information

Information OfficerInformation Officer
Request for information can be made to the Information Officer mentioned in the Act using application No. RTI1 in order to obtain information in relation to the Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte Division under the above Act. Submission of this application is not compulsory.

 






Name: Mr.M.K.P.AriyarathnePost: Assitan Divisional Secretary
Address: Divisional Secretariat,Yatawatta,Matale.Contact numbers: +94 71 8658208 ,+94 66 4933244 Fax: +94 66 2221632
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Right to Information ACT 
Applying For InformationSubmit application No. RTI1, letter or make a verbal request to the Information Officer for obtaining necessary information and obtain an acknowledgementYou will be informed as expeditiously as possible and in any case within fourteen days whether the information requested by you can/ cannot be providedIn case when it is decided to issue the information requested, you will be informed the charges determined by the Commission, if such charge should be paid. You will be provided with the information requested within fourteen days on payment of a prescribed charge, if it is necessary or free of chargeIn case where it is difficult to provide information requested within fourteen days, after paying the prescribed charges, the Information Officer will provide you the information requested within an additional period not exceeding 21 days informing the reasons for the extension of the time frameWhere the request for information concerns the life and personal liberty of the citizen, the response to it shall be made within forty-eight hours of the receipt of the requestIf you are not satisfied regarding the following responses you receive for your request for information, kindly note to submit an appeal to the following officer within fourteen daysrefusing a request made for informationrefusing access to the information on the ground that such information is exempted from being granted under section 5non- compliance with time frames specified by this Actgranting of incomplete, misleading or false informationcharging an excessive feesthe refusal of the information officer to provide information in the form requestedthe citizen requesting having reasonable grounds to believe that information has been deformed, destroyed or misplaced to prevent such citizen from having access to the informationDesignated OfficerName: Ms.D.R.K.HennayakePost: Divisional SecretaryAddress: Divisional Secretariat, Yatawatta,Matale.Contact numbers: +94 76 7743856 , +94 66 4933243Fax: +94 66 2221632Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Appeal to the CommissionAny Appellant who is aggrieved with the decision of the Designated Officer, or by a failure to obtain a decision from that officer within the prescribed time limit set out in the Act, may appeal to the Commission by furnishing the information required in the sample Form annexed to these RulesThe Appeal shall be lodged in the office of the Commission, and can be delivered in person or through registered postAn Appeal shall normally be required to be made within two months of the grounds for the Appeal, having arisenSuch Appeal shall be accompanied by the following documents duly verified as true copies by the AppellantA copy of the request for information submitted under Section 24 of the ActA copy of the reply, if any, received from the Information OfficerA copy of the appeal made to the Designated Officer under Section 31 of the ActA copy of the order, if any, received by the Designated OfficerCopies of other documents relied upon by the Appellant and referred to in his or her appeal along with an index of the documents referred to in the AppealAn Appeal must be filed by the Appellant in duplicateThe Commission may not ordinarily admit an Appeal unless the conditions set out in sub-rules (1- 5) have been metThe Commission may, admit the appeal after the two-month period where the Appellant was prevented by a reason beyond his or her control from filing the appeal in timeAddress of CommissionMahinda GammanpilaChairmanRight to Information CommissionRoom No. 203-204Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference HallColombo 07Telephone No. +94 11 2691625 
Payment of fees:1. Application Fees
No Public Authority shall charge any fee to provide a Right to Information Application Form to a citizen making an information requestNo Public Authority shall charge any fee to process a Right to Information request2. Fees for Information
Unless otherwise prescribed, the following Fees may be charged by a Public Authority for provision of information in response to a RTI request
(i)Photocopying:
(a) Rs. 2/- (one side) and 4/- (both sides) of one paper, for the information provided on A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) and smaller size paper(b) Rs. 4/- (one side) and 8/- (both sides) of one paper for the information provided on paper that is Legal size (21.59 cm x 35.56 cm) and up to A3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm)(c) Information provided on paper bigger than those mentioned above will be at actual cost.
(iii) Printout
(a) Rs. 4/- (one side) and 8/- (both sides) of one paper, for the information provided on A4 (21 cm x 29.7 cm) and smaller size paper(b) Rs. 5/- (one side) and 10/- (both sides) of one paper for the information provided on paper that is Legal size (21.59 cm x 35.56 cm) and up to A3 (29.7 cm x 42 cm)(c) Information printed on paper bigger than those mentioned above will be at actual cost
(iii)Rs. 20/- for copying information onto a Diskette, Compact Disc, USB mass drive, or similar electronic device, provided by the citizen making the request
(iv) Actual cost for copying information onto a Diskette, Compact Disc, USB mass drive, or similar electronic device provided by the Public Authority
(v) Rs. 50/- per hour for the study or inspection of any document or material, or inspection of a construction site and if this takes longer than one hour, with the first hour of study/inspection being provided free of charge. This shall be without prejudice to the practice of public authorities which previously provided such inspection free of charge and which practice shall continue notwithstanding this sub-rule
(vi) Samples or models will be charged the actual cost
(vii) Information provided via e-mail will be free of charge
3. Where there exists a previous Fee Schedule prescribed or issued by Public Authorities by way of circulars or regulations, that Fee Schedule shall continue to operate notwithstanding the Fees prescribed in Rule 4.
Provided that any dispute in regard to claims relating to existing Fee Schedules may be the subject of an Appeal to be determined by the Commission in accordance with these Rules on Fees and Appeals.
4.Information provided free of charge
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in Rule 4 above, the Public Authority shall provide information prepared or contained on four pages (A4 size) of photocopies or printing, free of cost
(2) Information that is ordinarily available free of charge shall continue to be provided free of charge
5. Mode of Payment of Fee
Notwithstanding anything contained elsewhere in these Rules, the Public Authority may collect the Fees for information in the following manner:In cash paid to the Information Officer;Bank Draft addressed to the Accounts Officer of the Public Authority;The Information Officer shall issue a receipt against payment of a fee regardless of the manner in which it is pai

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