Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake today requested journalists and media institutions to be careful when using the media freedom that prevails under the new government.
He said journalists should verify their facts and figures by speaking to the sources without writing news stories just to fulfill certain agendas.
“Attacking us through the media is fine but they should not be used to harm the economy of the country. Recently, there were several misleading articles published by media against the finance ministry,” he said.
The minister made these comments at a news conference held at the ministry during a programme launched by the Finance Ministry in collaboration with the Mass Media and the Information Ministry to provide motorbikes and houses to journalists at a reasonable price.
The minister said they were doing their best to maintain transparency and accountability when carrying out duties. He said it would not need much to destroy good work achieved through hard work. (Lahiru Pothmulla)