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* Sri Lanka dissolves the defense media center
Mon, Dec 2, 2013, 08:48 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 02, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government announced that it has dissolved a national security media center set up to provide information to media on the war during its final stages.

The Defence Ministry had dissolved the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) with effect from November 1, the President's Media Unit said today.

President's Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said the decision was taken by the Defense Ministry and there was no special reason for the decision to abolish the center

The MCNS was established during the war for the specific purpose of disseminating all national security and defence-related information and data to the media and the public from one co-coordinated Center. It was administered by Lakshman Hulugalla as the Director General.

Media coordinators of all three Armed Forces, Police and Special Task Force, attached to the Joint Operations Headquarters (JOH) liaised with field formations to collect and disseminate information.

The official website of the MCNS was hacked and defaced earlier this year by a hacker.

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