Media development authority to be set up in Sri Lanka
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 05:53 GMT]
Sri Lanka’s Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that Sri Lanka government
has decided to set up a Media Development Authority to help media to
enhance its professionalism and efficiency further. The government is
to introduce media guidelines in accordance with media ethics to
promote professionalism and the skills of journalists in Sri Lanka, he added.
Minister Keheliya Rambukwella was speaking at a seminar in Kandy
Sunday where he said the authority proposed has no harsh regulatory mechanism.
Director General of the Government Information Department Professor
Ariyaratne Athugala has been authorized to prepare an initial draft on
this new initiative, according to the government information
department, Rambukwella informed.