Sept 02, Colombo: The Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL) says there have been 176 complaints against newspapers in the country last year.
The PCCSL annual report has stated that there were 87 complaints against Sinhala newspapers, 42 against the Tamil newspapers and 29 against English newspapers.
The Commission had reportedly received 18 complaints against the non-print media.
According to PCCSL, the Sinhala language media comprise 44 percent of the total print media publications, while the Tamil comprise 26 percent and English 28 percent.
The report has also stated that 67 of these complaints were resolved by the end of 2012, while 17 were pending.
The complainant had not proceeded with the complaint in 45 cases while 39 complaints were outside the mandate of the Commission, six were sub-judice and three related to non-cooperation by editors.