Disastrous handling of Sri Lanka’s disaster management, probe reveals

Disastrous handling of Sri Lanka’s disaster management, probe reveals
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Taken from - economynext Photo Courtesy - economynext Since 2005, there have been more disasters in Sri Lanka than meetings of the National Council for Disaster Management (NCDM), the apex body responsible for handling calamities, a new study by Verité...
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Disaster Management in Sri Lanka
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This briefing note documents the findings of an investigation carried out by Verité Research on the administrative gaps within Sri Lanka’s disaster management framework. The investigation was conducted using the instrument of Right to Information (RTI). (more…)
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Addressing Implementation Gaps in Disaster Management
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Sri Lanka enacted the Disaster Management Act No. 13 of 2005 following the most devastating natural disaster to hit the island in recent times, the tsunami in December 2004. The objective was to ensure that the country is better prepared...
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RTI Commission directs CB to reveal 2015, 2016 EPF deals
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Taken from Sunday Times The Right to Information Commission this week directed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to release information in respect of Government securities market transactions of the EPF during 2015 and 2016, including primary market transactions...
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Right to Information: A journey from secrecy to openness
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BY AANYA WIPULASENA AND RAJITHA JAGODA ARACHCHI Eighteen months in operation, Sri Lanka’s Right to Information law is empowering citizens all over the island – from newsrooms to tiny village hamlets. Bolstered by a powerful and public-oriented Commission set up...
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Sri Lanka’s RTI report card: fair, but can be better
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The International Day for the Universal Access to Information (also known as the World Right to Know Day) is observed every year on September 28. This provides Sri Lanka an opportunity to take stock of how its Right to Information...
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Online Proactive Disclosure Under the RTI Act in Sri Lanka
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Verité Research and the World Bank developed a methodology to monitor online proactive disclosure of information, in accordance with the RTI Act. Verité Research then used this methodology to monitor and evaluate the online proactive disclosure of information across 55...
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Right to Information
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Verité Research has been involved in work related to Right to Information (RTI) before and after the RTI Act was passed. Verité was engaged in research and advocacy on implementing this law in Sri Lanka, as well as in changing...
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Monitoring Proactive Disclosure under the RTI Act
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Verité Research monitored proactive disclosure of information to the public, under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. .....
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