Sri Lanka government seeks journalists' views to set up independent media commission

Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera, Karunathilaka ,Journalists ,Media organizations, Independent media commission, Reforms , Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka

Following the enactment of the Right to Information Act on February 03, the Sri Lankan government will promptly establish an independent media commission, Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka said.

Speaking to media in Kandy after meeting with Chief Prelate of Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera, Minister Karunathilaka said there is a request from the public to setup an independent media commission.

The Minister said the objective of establishing the proposed independent media commission is to provide correct information to the public and to establish the freedom of media and requested the owners of the media organizations and journalists to give their views about the proposed commission.

Minister Karunathilaka added that the Ministry has received a large number of views and suggestions from the public regarding the Independent Media Commission.