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Code of ethics for web journalists

President Maithripala Sirisena with Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Government Information Director General, Sudarshana Gunawardena,Convener of the Professional Web Journalists’ Association Freddy Gamage and Secretary Kelum Shivantha at the event.

A code of ethics for web journalists to create a more responsible and ethical web journalism, was presented to President Maithripala Sirisena, during a ceremony held in Colombo yesterday.

The event was organised by the Professional Web Journalists’Association.

The President said that the launch of code of ethics for web journalists is a great effort for the development of this field. President Sirisena said this effort is a fulfillment of a timely need for the betterment of the whole society not only for the field of media but for the political field too.

He also promised to allocate a time in the near future to discuss the issues faced by the web journalists.

Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Government Information Director General, Sudarshana Gunawardena,Convener of the Professional Web Journalists’ Association Freddy Gamage and Secretary Kelum Shivantha and other members of the Association participated in this meeting.