Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka

Ministry of Plantation

Right to Information

Information Officer

Name : Dr (Mrs.) G.P.W.P.P. Seneviratne

Designation : Deputy Director Research (Biology)

Address : Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Dartonfield, Agalawatte.

Contact Number : +94 34 2295610 (Direct), +94 34 2247426 / +94 34 2247383 / +94 34 95540 (Ext - 203)

Fax : +94 34 2247427

Email : ddrbiorrisl[at] / priyanis[at]

Designated Officer

Name : Dr. V.H.L. Rodrigo

Designation : Additional Director

Address : Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Dartonfield, Agalawatte.

Contact Number : +94 34 224748458 / +94 34 2247426 / +94 34 2247383 / +94 34 2295540 (Ext - 201)

Fax : +94 34 2247427

Email : adrrisl[at] / lakshmanr[at]


Procedure to be followed to access information

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 Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka under the above Act. Submission of this application is not compulsory.

Applying For Information

  1. Submit application No. RTI1, letter or make a verbal request to the Information Officer for obtaining necessary information and obtain an acknowledgement
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
    1. Refusing a request made for information
    2. Refusing access to the information on the ground that such information is exempted from being granted under section 5
    3. Non- compliance with time frames specified by this Act
    4. Granting of incomplete, misleading or false information
    5. Charging an excessive fees
    6. The refusal of the information officer to provide information in the form requested
    7. 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

Appeal to the Commission

  1. Any Appellant who is aggrieved with the decision of the Designated Officer, or by a failure to obtain a decision from that officer within the prescribed time limit set out in the Act, may appeal to the Commission by furnishing the information required in the sample Form annexed to these Rules
  2. The Appeal shall be lodged in the office of the Commission, and can be delivered in person or through registered post
  3. An Appeal shall normally be required to be made within two months of the grounds for the Appeal, having arisen
  4. Such Appeal shall be accompanied by the following documents duly verified as true copies by the Appellant
    1. A copy of the request for information submitted under Section 24 of the Act
    2. A copy of the reply, if any, received from the Information Officer
    3. A copy of the appeal made to the Designated Officer under Section 31 of the Act
    4. A copy of the order, if any, received by the Designated Officer
    5. Copies of other documents relied upon by the Appellant and referred to in his or her appeal along with an index of the documents referred to in the Appeal
  5. An Appeal must be filed by the Appellant in duplicate
  6. The Commission may not ordinarily admit an Appeal unless the conditions set out in sub-rules (1- 5) have been met
  7. The Commission may, admit the appeal after the two-month period where the Appellant was prevented by a reason beyond his or her control from filing the appeal in time


Address of Commission:

Mahinda Gammanpila

Right to Information Commission
Room No. 203-204
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall
Colombo 07
Telephone No. +94 11 2691625

For Information

  • Call 1919

Contact Info

  • Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka.
  • Dartonfield, Agalawatta. 12200
  • 034 - 2247426, 034 - 2247383
  • 034 - 2248459, 034 - 2295540
  • 034 - 2247427