Cabinet approval sought to submit media guidelines

President Maithripala Sirisena this week, sought Cabinet approval to submit media guidelines for the print and electronic media during the election period, to Parliament.

The Election Commission on December 4 under Gazette Extraordinary No 2048/1 issued the guidelines to be followed by the print and electronic media during election time to ensure a free and fair election.

The President noted that “media guidelines were issued to create a conducive environment to hold free and fair elections and it was the responsibility of all political parties, independent groups, political activists, observer organisations and civil organisations and citizens to refrain from obstructing media organisations that adhere to the guidelines”. 


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