No room for political vendettas in state media – Lakshman Yapa
State Minister of Information and Communication Technology Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said that he will not permit any kind of political revenge taking in media organisations under the new government.
Assuming duties today (29 Nov) at the ministry he said that the government will provide space for state media institutions to act independently.
Further, the minister said that the government will not allow the media freedom to be tampered with and added that the government will take all the necessary steps to implement everything that was mentioned in President Rajapaksa’s manifesto with regard to media during the next five years.
Minister Abeywardana also said that the media has the right to point out the wrongdoings by the government but he said that the government is also hoping that the media would report all the steps taken to develop the country.