Last Updated : 02-09-2014 03:14

 

 
 

President takes over Media Ministry

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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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-14+104 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:00
Not surprised!
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-13+87 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:08
Won't make much difference
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-14+156 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:09
Effectively everything is under Rajapakse family, no matter who the minister is.
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-9+118 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:11
Doesnt make any difference, same wine in a different bottle.
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-0+2 # Guest 2010-02-12 01:13
'Chillies for Ginger'!
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-11+124 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:12
Very Soon their will be only one person in-charge of all the ministry.........
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-14+6 # Guest 2010-02-11 18:11
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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-11+67 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:13
aha ok... interesting .. then there should be a caretaker government...
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-12+86 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:13
how dare he is? The people who voted for MR should take the responsibilitie s for all of these...bright future.
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-10+66 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:13
Will it hamper free comments.....?
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-201+27 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:15
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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-9+82 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:40
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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-1+9 # Guest 2010-02-11 18:16
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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-66+42 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:28
May Be Namal Rajapakshe Next Mass Media Minister?
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-42+13 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:31
We thought it was Lakshman Yapa the Cabinette Minister.
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-6+45 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:33
Media only speak about every single opening ceremony's nothing ells.
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-8+59 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:33
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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-126+15 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:35
Very Good Move.......
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-10+54 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:35
Great move ! Will the actual reason be to stifle free Expression.? SUBA ANAGATHAYAK !
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-8+80 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:36
dictatorship started. Jayawewa!
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-6+55 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:38
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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-6+46 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:39
as it is the media is throttled. with this move the free media will gasp it's last breath.
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-4+50 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:39
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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-7+67 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:40
We are not fools Yapa Mahattaya......Its Idi amin rules media
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-3+39 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:49
no free media in Sri lanka. All are biased
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-3+30 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:50
minister yapa's ministry taken over for OVER YAPING.
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-3+42 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:50
We can expect more mis-information!
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-2+39 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:51
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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-6+76 # Guest 2010-02-11 13:54
Coming Soon : Rupawahini 8PM news at all the channels..
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-10+2 # Guest 2010-02-11 17:55
YAPA COULD NOT EXECUTE HIS DUTIES BY THE JOURNALISTS HENCE HANDED OVER THE MINISTRY TO THE PRESEDENT.
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-2+5 # Guest 2010-02-11 18:04
Apointing cat to protect d milk.Suba anagathayak for privat medias.
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-3+5 # Guest 2010-02-11 18:17
suba anaghatheyak
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-1+6 # Guest 2010-02-11 18:21
no big difference!!!

n e way how come there are still ministers even after the parliament is dissolved??
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-2+6 # Guest 2010-02-11 18:22
From the frying pan to the fire!
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-0+2 # Guest 2010-02-12 15:52
Both state and private media is not impartial.
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-1+0 # Guest 2010-02-15 09:57
OBITUARY - The death is announced of D.E.M. O'CRACY
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