The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) and the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL) released two books on journalism to commemorate World Press Freedom Day 2012. A Panel discussion was also organised on the theme ‘New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies’.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L Peries speaks to the Daily Mirror on the dynamics of the UNHRC vote, and future Lankan engagement with the US and India.
In response to the Latest Channel 4 video title ‘Killing fields war crimes unpunished’, the defense ministry released a documentary titled “ Shadows of terror” which highlight responds to the allegations documented by Channel
Minister of Health and General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Maithripala Sirisena spoke to the Daily Mirror on the National Medicinal Drugs Policy, the issues concerning Private Medical Colleges and the discipline within the government.
The National Freedom Front led by Minister Wimal Weerawanshe held a press conference yesterday. The NFF said that the views of Minister Weerawanshe to boycott all American products including Google and Gmail were the views of the party and not the government. The video shows the NFF explaining its stance.
Hundreds of members of several Trade Unions under the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC) protesting at the Fort Railways Station in Colombo this evening vowed to continue their fight to pressure the government to reduce prices and to increase wages.
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