Sri Lankan Lawmakers Approve Freedom of Information Law

June 24, 2016 11:35 AM

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Sri Lankan lawmakers have unanimously approved a law giving citizens the right to demand public information, a move many hope will restore transparency and good governance to a nation long plagued by corruption and misrule.

The country's 225-member Parliament approved the Right to Information Act without calling for a vote Friday after two days of debate.

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