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Tuesday January 31st, 2023

Sri Lanka to establish broadcast authority to foster "better, more sophisticated" media culture

Cabinet approval was given to appoint a cabinet subcommittee to hold discussions with all stakeholders

September 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to set up chartered institute of professional journalists

"We are setting up this to improve the quality of journalism in the country and to raise it to international standards."

August 16, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka calls for greater economic corporation among BIMSTEC members

Members asked BIMSTEC to fast-track activities in sectors such as agriculture, food security, connectivity and energy

March 30, 2022 2 min read

Journo attack: Sri Lanka media minister ready to accept govt responsibility if investigations fail

“The government will be unable to absolve itself of that responsibility. I am still of that position,” he said.

March 15, 2022 3 min read
Sri Lanka parliament passes data protection act amid privacy concerns

Justice Minister ensures to accommodate amendments, if necessary and privacy will be protected.

Sri Lanka govt condemns attack on journalist as opposition cries foul

“It is the stink of a festering group of society that is emanating from this attack,” the minister said.

Sri Lanka journalist's residence attacked; says too early to pinpoint possible culprit

“It’s still early. We have made videos on various issues. It’s hard to say at this point who might be behind it."

February 14, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka to amend media laws, ethics, formulate national media policy

Journalists in Sri Lanka have long advocated self-regulation of the media.

November 24, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka govt mulls ways to control websites amid rising online activism

The minister said the govt is obligated to protect the rights of the people as much as it must ensure media freedom.

August 11, 2021 4 min read

Alleged Sirasa conspiracy: Sri Lanka media minister dismisses opposition claims

"I will not hesitate to take legal action against any media organisation that attempts to disturb the peace."

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 13, 2021 2 min read

Hudson Samarasinghe returns as chair of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation

This is at least the fourth occasion in Samarasinghe's decades-long career that he was appointed to this position.

June 30, 2021 1 min read

Jailed Sri Lanka top detective Abeysekara makes first media appearance since release

“I won’t have to face punishment because I have not done any wrong.”

June 26, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka website Colombo Gazette crashes after alleged Chinese bot attack

The DDoS attack is a sequel to a similar event that occurred in March last year

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 28, 2021 2 min read

New online laws will threaten Media freedom says FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling on the Media Community to take concerted action to prevent the enactment of law...

April 22, 2021 2 min read

FMM calls the Press Council flawed and wants it abolished not restructured

The Free Media Movement (FMM) is calling for the abolishing of the Press Council and has vehemently opposed the governme...

March 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka to extend controversial Press Council law to electronic, new media

Sri Lanka will extend a controversial Press Council law enacted in 1973 to electronic and media, according to a decision...

January 5, 2021 2 min read
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Govt will not register all Social Media users only foreign operators - Keheliya

Sri Lanka is planning to register foreign digital operators as these “digital multinational conglomerates are overwhel...

Arjuna Ranawana
December 21, 2020 3 min read

Media-persons must be critical thinkers – Media panel

In an era when almost everyone attempts to disseminate information through a plethora of platforms available, the role o...

Kshama Ranawana
November 29, 2020 8 min read

New S'pore-style regulatory framework for Sri Lanka websites; activists concerned

Media rights activists have expressed concern over a proposed Singapore-style regulatory framework for Sri Lankan websit...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 24, 2020 6 min read

Media not sticking to Covid reporting guidelines - Government

Sri Lanka is urging its Media to refrain showing the last rites of victims of Covid 19 as it brings pain and anguish to ...

October 29, 2020 1 min read

Writ petition seeks better care for Covid 19 infected persons and close contacts

A group of public-spirited citizens have filed a Writ Petition before the Court of Appeal seeking better protection for ...

October 16, 2020 2 min read

FMM demands action after two more journalists probing deforestation are assaulted

Media activists are condemning physical assaults on reporters who have investigated alleged illegal deforestation after ...

October 13, 2020 1 min read

IshiniGate: Instagram star breaks her silence says cyberattacks “are overwhelming”

A Canadian Social Media influencer who raised tens of thousands of dollars for victims of the Easter Sunday attacks is s...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 2, 2020 5 min read

“Stern action” against fake news on environmental destruction – President’s office

The Presidential Secretariat is warning that stern legal action will be taken against “parties or individuals who inte...

September 29, 2020 3 min read