Govt. wants media to be wary

2014-06-16 07:10:53

The government has urged all media institutions in the country to refrain from publishing news that could create disharmony among various religious groups.

The Government Information Department said that “rumours and misinterpretations have been spread on an incident occurred in Aluthgama yesterday.”

“These kinds of rumours could not be approved of and against the ethics of media,” it said.

While recalling that spreading wrong information was illegal, the department asked the general public to refrain from spreading rumours.   (LSP)

  Comments - 12

  • bullshitt pakse Monday, 16 June 2014 09:37

    Becoming of the end,.......good

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    old citizen Monday, 16 June 2014 12:24

    Trying a cut a tree with a razor blade.

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    enoughisenough Monday, 16 June 2014 13:00

    Perhaps then Government should nip this in the bud and bring the perpetrators the agitator - BBS to court!

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    Resident Monday, 16 June 2014 13:34

    why not just report the news then What happened in aluthgama via DM Android App

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    MrAnderson Monday, 16 June 2014 13:43

    The only way rumours can be countered is by reporting of proper news... if that is not done then people depend on rumours to get information

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    Chathu Monday, 16 June 2014 13:56

    Sri Lanka where the truths are rumoursblunderofasia via DM Android App

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    Mohamed Monday, 16 June 2014 14:44

    False news from Sri Lankan govt institution

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    Kapil Monday, 16 June 2014 16:01

    The only way to prevent the spread of rumours is to let the media broadcast the correct version. via DM Android App

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    Muthyavan. Monday, 16 June 2014 16:36

    Well done. Make it as a law. via DM iPad app

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    Gunapala Monday, 16 June 2014 16:53

    The sorry state of the media is that they are NOT reporting anything thats happening at all via DM Android App

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    raj Monday, 16 June 2014 18:36

    So whats the official truth via DM Android App

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    Simple Simon Tuesday, 17 June 2014 01:05

    Why not make them TARRY?

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