How can PM advise media to carry news pictures: Wimal

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is now advising the media on how to carry photographs in their news articles, National Freedom Front Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday.

While launching his book “Yadamin Bandi Akshara” at the Sambuddha Jayanthi Mandiraya in Colombo, he said the Prime Minister would not have responded in such a way to the statement made by the Karaka Sangha Sabha of the Malwathu and Asgiri chapters, and criticizes the media if he had even an iota of knowledge about culture.

He said the Prime Minister’s query was how it became headlines in most newspapers of the statement by Karaka Sangha Sabha of the Malwathu and Asgiri chapters of rejecting the New Constitution and how it was published along with the photographs of the Mahanayake Theras of the Malwathu and Asgiri chapters when they were not even in the country.

“If it was like that, even Lord Buddha’s picture cannot be published and should ask the PM before it is published. Just after the day that the Karaka Sangha Sabha news was published, the PM lashes at the media institutions that did so. I think some institutions that feared by his words published the following day that the Mahanayake Theras did not make such a comment, quoting the PM ”.

Weerawansa asked whether the Premier belong to the Karaka Sangha Sabha to say that such statement was not issued by the Mahanayaka Theras.

The MP said politicians should understand the simple knowledge and understanding of culture and should maintain it further.

He further said there is a challenge before the entire society how to protect culture which had protected the country. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Euclid Monday, 23 October 2017 05:22 PM

    Mr. Pythagoras, the PM requested the media not to publish misleading photographs. It was an advise for civilised media organisation. Not for you.

    Anyway Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:34 AM

    Anyway, they ran and managed the media !!!!!

    Ravi Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:35 AM

    Any way wimal can,t understand PM,s statement.

    shanthapriya Monday, 23 October 2017 05:25 PM

    Dont you know that our PM is behaving just like a portugesewho governed the country those days. Difference is our PM s sinhala knowledge is bit better than them.

    ceylon Monday, 23 October 2017 05:36 PM

    when you was minister during that regime many jurnalists killed due to revealing corruption and dozens of more atabed.still no one punished. via DM Android App

    Lahiru Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:10 AM

    We experienced that PM threaten to Media guys Chathura

    Sanju Monday, 23 October 2017 05:45 PM

    It surely doesn't mean that they have to take his advice. This Weemal is a very silly chap. Much sillier than the PM. Any way let's see how long the latter will stand up against the Sangha !

    max Monday, 23 October 2017 05:47 PM

    MP Weerawansa, that why it is called 'yahapalanaya'. And, that is the reason for the so called NGO funded organizations for media freedom also keep mum over that.

    tintin Monday, 23 October 2017 06:07 PM

    Don't Display Dumbness

    James Bond 999 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:05 AM

    Weerawansa is trying to act dramas again, but he has to face jail terms soon for all his wrong doings.

    jerry Monday, 23 October 2017 09:10 PM

    and dont fool happiness with out white van service

    Norman Basanayake Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:01 AM

    WW was mis-using 30 State Vehicles for his personnel use. Case is on, don't worry.

    Lahiru Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:06 AM

    Actually we have seen White Van under this regime

    Mitchell Monday, 23 October 2017 09:12 PM

    actually v no about u mr lemompuff its all farts and smell and sound nothing else

    Handipora Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:44 AM

    What do you know about journalism. What you know is all dirty journalism slandering your opponents.

    Wise Donkey Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:55 AM

    Onna patangatha, where was he all these days. Look at you in the mirror man!

    Jude Samuel Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:57 AM

    Hay Weerawansa, are you still having three forged passports?

    R.K.H. Perera Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:08 AM

    Passport Hora is jabbering..

    alex Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:49 AM

    "culture" please noble educated WW could you explain please.

    Gobba Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:18 PM

    All this is drama. Remember it was Ranil who instructed NOT to proceed with Wimal's case before. Now they pretend to fight each other !!! Dont be fooled by these Ranil / Wimal games.

    gamini Tuesday, 24 October 2017 03:38 PM

    yeah he is correct, RW does not understand the"culture" of this country. To be in politics one needs to have at least 2 or 3 NIC's and passports under different names and then shout at the top of voice as if you are saint


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