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Sri Lankan Lawmakers Approve Right to Info Bill

Lawmakers in Sri Lanka unanimously passed the Right to Information bill, which is aimed at restoring transparency and good governance in a country plagued by corruption and misrule. Sri Lankan deputies in the 225-member parliament approved the bill Friday without calling for a vote after two days of debate. The new law gives citizens access to public information except personal data, national security information, financial and commercial policy decisions, intellectual property and...

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