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Broadcasting Authority for the Electronic Media to be established

Cabinet Spokesman, Mass Media Minister, Dr. Bandula Gunawardana yesterday said that Cabinet approval has been granted to establish a Broadcasting Authority for the Electronic Media to create a good media culture in the country.

The Minister was speaking at the Cabinet press briefing held at the Government Information Department yesterday.”During my recent visit to Russia, I realized that the image of mother Sri Lanka has been damaged.

It has been communicated to the world as a country with an underdeveloped value system. I believe that the country’s social media and the media at the national level have a very big responsibility to boost the country’s image.

“In order to establish a Broadcasting Authority for the Electronic Media to prepare the necessary background to get support for the creation of a good media culture, a Cabinet Cub-Committee discussed with the relevant parties and got the approval to create a constitutional institution for a better and advanced media culture in line with international standards,” he said.

Minister Gunawardana further said that an urgent programme will be implemented for the establishment of the Institute of Chartered Professionals for Media and which can be completed within the year.


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