Posted on 05.14.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Many media institutions chiefs have rejected President’s request not to broadcast news about arms, swords and knives, which are being seized in the military operations.
When the discussion in this regard was held at the Presidential Secretariat last week, the Additional Secretary to the President had mentioned that such news streams could create disruptions for the reconciliation process and spread fears among the people.
But many media chiefs who had opposed to it says that the people should know the truth. Media personnel have said that it is difficult to hide the information and the people should be informed about what is happening around the country.
There is spread of mis-information and propaganda in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks continuing in the media. It is only after a formal investigation that the reason behind the retaining of these weapons can be determined. But the media reports such incidents without or before such investigations. In this situation, Both the Government and Media are continuing to spread the fear through out the country.