Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Media organization in Sri Lanka demands right to information and media freedom
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 09:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: The Action Committee for Media Freedom (ACMF) in Sri Lanka, which consists of nine media organizations, will commence a campaign to demand legislation on right to information and proper investigations into the attacks, abductions and murder of media personnel in the past few years.

Holding its inaugural news conference, the ACMF said that a seminar to create awareness will be held at the Public Library Auditorium on the 13th of this month. A second seminar is scheduled to be held in Kandy.

A petition to gather one million signatures demanding right to information legislation will be launched following the seminar.

A leaflet distribution campaign will also be carried out in public places and outside media institutions.

The Committee said that the right to information and publication is a right of media personnel as well as citizens and is key to post-war reconciliation and development.

It pointed out that the public has every right to gain access to information and data as most of the projects carried out in Sri Lanka use public funds.

The ACMF has also demanded the government to declare the results of investigations carried out on murders, abductions and harassment of journalists over the last few years.

"Successive governments have failed to address the issue of media freedom and right to information," the Committee said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka bags four golds at the 12th South Asian Games
-- [2 hours ago]
UN rights chief says will listen to everyone, look for constructive discussion
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka opposition party protests UN Rights Chief's visit
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police chief defends dutiful police officers, will not cover up for wrongdoers
-- [4 hours ago]
India fully supports Sri Lankan government policies - Minister Swaraj
-- [5 hours ago]
India, Sri Lanka discuss preparations to begin negotiations on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement
-- [5 hours ago]
Largest cruise liner MS Rotterdam to call at Sri Lanka's Hambanthota Port
Indian External Affairs Minister briefs Sri Lankan President on Joint Commission meeting outcomes
Sri Lanka Navy participates in International Fleet Review 2016
Korean assistance to develop Sri Lanka's fishing industry

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.