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Friday January 21st, 2022

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

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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.”

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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

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“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...

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