The state minister insisted that there would be "no hindrance to the media in this regard".
At least 18 petitions have been filed against the bill in the Supreme Court.
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“Why wasn’t an asset recovery law included in this? Why no retroactive punishment? said Attanayake.
“Media regulation is necessary. But this draft provides for an annual licence issuance."
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“If we allow this bill to be enacted, it will be the death of media freedom,” he said.
“What we can see is that this violates several fundamental rights, so we strongly oppose this bill," he said.
Cabinet approval was given to appoint a cabinet subcommittee to hold discussions with all stakeholders
"We are setting up this to improve the quality of journalism in the country and to raise it to international standards."
Members asked BIMSTEC to fast-track activities in sectors such as agriculture, food security, connectivity and energy
“The government will be unable to absolve itself of that responsibility. I am still of that position,” he said.
Justice Minister ensures to accommodate amendments, if necessary and privacy will be protected.
“It is the stink of a festering group of society that is emanating from this attack,” the minister said.
“It’s still early. We have made videos on various issues. It’s hard to say at this point who might be behind it."
Journalists in Sri Lanka have long advocated self-regulation of the media.
The minister said the govt is obligated to protect the rights of the people as much as it must ensure media freedom.
"I will not hesitate to take legal action against any media organisation that attempts to disturb the peace."
This is at least the fourth occasion in Samarasinghe's decades-long career that he was appointed to this position.
“I won’t have to face punishment because I have not done any wrong.”
The DDoS attack is a sequel to a similar event that occurred in March last year
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