Procedure to be followed to access information

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 For Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

refusing a request made for information

refusing access to the information on the ground that such information is exempted from being granted under section 5

non- compliance with time frames specified by this Act

granting of incomplete, misleading or false information

charging an excessive fees

the refusal of the information officer to provide information in the form requested

the citizen requesting having reasonable grounds to believe that information has been deformed, destroyed or misplaced to prevent such citizen from having access to the information

Designated Officer
Name: Mr. S.T. Kodikara
Post: Secretary
Address: Ministry of Home Affairs, Independence Square, Colombo 7
Contact numbers: +94 112 682 900
Fax: +94 112 683 665
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Assigned Officer

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Mr. S.T. Kodikara

Telephone : +94 112 682 900
Fax : +94 112 683 665
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Information Officer


Mr. K.G. Dharmathilaka
Additional Secretary

Telephone : +94 112 683 652
Mobile : +94 714 418 918
Fax : +94 112 698 465
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