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The Ministry of Mass Media and Information has been taken over by President Mahinda Rajapaksa with immediate effect following a request by the present Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.

The Minister said he made the request in order to focus on election propaganda at the upcoming General elections.  (SAJ)

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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:30
Not surprised!
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:38
Won't make much difference
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:39
Effectively everything is under Rajapakse family, no matter who the minister is.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:41
Doesnt make any difference, same wine in a different bottle.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 19:43
'Chillies for Ginger'!
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:42
Very Soon their will be only one person in-charge of all the ministry.........
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:41
Great for the country at least we can save the cost of expenses if otherwise has to incurre to maintain the jumbo cabinet !
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:43
aha ok... interesting .. then there should be a caretaker government...
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:43
how dare he is? The people who voted for MR should take the responsibilities for all of these...bright future.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:43
Will it hamper free comments.....?
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:45
Good news. The vicious propaganda machine of the opposition has to be countered. Fonny and his supporters must stop running to the international community and whinning. No Sri Lankan is impressed by their treacherous behaviour.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:10
Truth is not accepted by Rafiq and his MR regime.. I understand that there is a move to prevent foreign internet news sites too. Then Sri Lankan people will only hear what MR wants heard.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:46
MR wants it that way ... but too late ... he will try and fail on blocking the internet or internet filtering ... coz internet is USA's baby ... US even giving big time headache for big powers like china and india on messing up with internet ... they might go for war against any nation trying to mess with their economy
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 07:58
May Be Namal Rajapakshe Next Mass Media Minister?
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:01
We thought it was Lakshman Yapa the Cabinette Minister.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:03
Media only speak about every single opening ceremony's nothing ells.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:03
next breaking news may be president takes over all ministries in SL...and he made the request to all ministers in order to focus on election propaganda at the upcoming General elections...
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:05
Very Good Move.......
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:05
Great move ! Will the actual reason be to stifle free Expression.? SUBA ANAGATHAYAK !
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:06
dictatorship started. Jayawewa!
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:08
Quoting... "The Minister said he made the request in order to focus on election propaganda at the upcoming General elections.".
If he wanted to focus on election propaganda, why on earth would you want to give up that post? :)
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:09
as it is the media is throttled. with this move the free media will gasp it's last breath.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:09
President's quest to reduce the no of ministers? Yapa has had enough of lying with a straight face ... over to you MR to do that since you are very good at that
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:10
We are not fools Yapa Mahattaya......Its Idi amin rules media
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:19
no free media in Sri lanka. All are biased
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:20
minister yapa's ministry taken over for OVER YAPING.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:20
We can expect more mis-information!
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:21
They cant hold it for much longer.. But the media attacks will get more higher than before... All the bodyguards has put for the reporters, not for ministers.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 08:24
Coming Soon : Rupawahini 8PM news at all the channels..
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:25
YAPA COULD NOT EXECUTE HIS DUTIES BY THE JOURNALISTS HENCE HANDED OVER THE MINISTRY TO THE PRESEDENT.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:34
Apointing cat to protect d milk.Suba anagathayak for privat medias.
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:47
suba anaghatheyak
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:51
no big difference!!!

n e way how come there are still ministers even after the parliament is dissolved??
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Thursday, 11 February 2010 12:52
From the frying pan to the fire!
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Friday, 12 February 2010 10:22
Both state and private media is not impartial.
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Monday, 15 February 2010 04:27
OBITUARY - The death is announced of D.E.M. O'CRACY
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