Address :

The Chairman, Right to Information Commission of Sri Lanka

Rooms No 203- 204, Block 2, BMICH, BauddhalokaMawatha,

Colombo 07.Tel : 0112691625/ 0112691007 E mail  : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Fax      : 0112691625

Act - Right to Information Act No. 12 of 2016


Orders - Gazette Extra Ordinary No. 2004/66 dated 3rd February 2017
Public Authority – Ministry of Home Affairs and affiliated institutions

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 Ministry of Home Affairs under the above Act. Submission of this application is not compulsory.

 Applying Procedure to be followed to access information

  1. Submit application No. RTI1, letter or make a verbal request to the Information Officer for obtaining necessary information and obtain an acknowledgement

  2. You will be informed as expeditiously as possible and in any case within fourteen days whether the information requested by you can/ cannot be provided

  3. In 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 charge

  4. In 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 frame

  5. Where 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 request

  6. If 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 days