"The digital economy is seen by everybody as a means to continue building Sri Lanka's economic future."
The state minister insisted that there would be "no hindrance to the media in this regard".
The legal draftsman has been directed to put together the draft amendment bill in this light, a statement said.
"Full compliance with the Court's Determination on a Bill is crucial to guaranteeing the fundamental rights."
CPA urged the government to replace the act with a law that "genuinely addresses" concerns on online safety.
The debate is currently under way.
“We must remove the word censorship from artistic endeavours."
The proposed amendments could drastically change the initially gazetted bill, the CPA said.
The bill was challenged in the Supreme Court in terms of Section 121(1) of the constitution.
At least 18 petitions have been filed against the bill in the Supreme Court.
The petition argues that the bill as a whole violates several articles of the constitution.
Many have raised concerns over the OSB due to lack of independent oversight panel, grey area
The organisation also questioned the timing of the bill.
"Institutional capacity for interpreting and applying existing laws in good faith should precede any new legislation."
A planned 'Online Safety' Law can be further amended or challenged in the Supreme Court Wickremesinghe told Meta
Likely to drive away tech investments.
Long-time Gandhi Acolyte Finds Gandhian Socialism the Only ’True’ Socialism.
Gandhi’s secular collaborator sees transformational energy in age-old hindu metaphysics
Disillusioned With Communism, Asoka Mehta and Narendra Deva Converge on Gandhian Socialism
“Media regulation is necessary. But this draft provides for an annual licence issuance."
“If we allow this bill to be enacted, it will be the death of media freedom,” he said.
In August 2022, the Human Rights Watch called for amendments to the ICCPR Act.
“What we can see is that this violates several fundamental rights, so we strongly oppose this bill," he said.
Sri Lankan Army is accused of war crimes in the final phase of 26-year war
The MP claimed that not even Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe appeared to have confidence in the bill.
Sri Lanka has fulfill some key international conventions to be eligible for GSP+ renewal