Call for Public Comments on Framework for National Archives and Records Management Legislation

Submissions will be accepted between 12 midnight on 14.02.2024 and 12 midnight on 29.02.2024


Framework for Framework for National Archives and Records Management Legislation (PDF 312 KB)


We greatly appreciate your interest in providing feedback on the Framework for National Archives and Records Management Legislation. We seek your views and suggestions to create a comprehensive law that meets the needs of the public.

The following members were appointed to the committee to revise the National Archives Law No. 48 of 1973 by the Secretary, Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs.

  1. Mr. Nigel Nugawela, Archivist (Chairperson)
  2. Dr. Nadeera Rupesinghe, Director General National Archives (Member)
  3. Prof. Rohan Samarajiva, Former Chairman, Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) (Member)
  4. Mr. Piyatissa Ranasinghe, Former Director General, RTI Commission (Member)
  5. Ms. Yamuna Ranawana, Former Deputy Legal Draftsman (Member)
  6. Mr. Ravindra Priyantha Lal, Lecturer, University College of Ratmalana, University of Vocational Technology (Member)
  7. Ms. Chamila Priyangani, National Archives Assistant Director (Convener)

How to participate

Your responses can be sent by post, e-mailed to or handed over by visiting our head office at No. 7, Philip Gunawardene Mawatha, Colombo 07 or our branch office at No. 4/6, Hemamali Mawatha, Kandy.

In submitting comments, we encourage you to be specific and provide rationale to support your points. 


The Department of National Archives will not pass on your personal data to third parties without first obtaining your consent. The information you provide will only be used for legitimate interests pursued in the processing of the relevant task.

Dr. Nadeera Rupesinghe

Director General National Archives

At the Department of National Archives

No. 7, Philip Gunawardena Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

On 14.02.2024

Tel: 0112671042


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