1). Which section in the RTI Act guarantees the right to access information held on record by any Public authority?

  • Section 9
  • Section 7
  • Section 3
  • Section 6

2). What is the next step if the information officer refuses to provide information?

  • Give up
  • Appeal to the designated officer
  • Right to the RTI commission
  • Bribe the respective officer
  • Appeal against the decision at the court of appeal

3). What are the duties of the Information Officer?

  • Acknowledge all requests for information in writing
  • Make and keep a record of the request and the reply given
  • Make a decision as soon as possible or within 14 days whether to provide the information, reject the request, or communicate the decision to the person who made the request.
  • All of the above

4). Should your request be accepted and the information you requested be provided to you, should the need arise, you are entitled to:

  • Publish the information you receive
  • Use the information you receive as evidence in a case
  • Both a and b
  • None of the above

5). Generally, how long can an information officer take to provide a response?

  • 48 hours if it concerns the life and liberty of the person
  • 4 months if the request is with regards to how public money was spent
  • 14 days generally
  • A and B
  • B and C
  • A and C

6). What kind of Information can be refused from being disclosed?

  • An MP in your area recently got married, you want to know his wedding expenses.
  • Communication that occurred between your family doctor and the Ministry of Health during a private meeting for local doctors and representatives of the Ministry.
  • Last quarterly expenditure of your local Municipal council.
  • The Sri Lanka transport board has been irregularly increasing the bus fee. You want to know why.
  • A lawyer you know recently provided information to the CID regarding a high-profile case. You want to know what he said.
  • None of the above

7). 7. In which situation can you use RTI?

  • Your child was not accepted to the closest public school.
  • Your local area postal service hasn’t been functioning for a long period of time.
  • You want to know how your local public school utilises its funds in student activities.
  • All of the above

8). In which year was the RTI Act No. 12 Certified?

  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2016

9). Which amendment to the constitution introduced the RTI as a Fundamental Right?

  • 17th
  • 12th
  • 16th
  • 19th


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