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Cabinet approved to amend the press council law to register websites for a fee of Rs.100,000 and annual renewal fee of Rs.50,000.

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  • Free Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:11 AM

    Surely CNN and BBC will register and all the news sites.

    senavi Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:18 AM

    will they levy a charge on e-mails too.

    CJ Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:38 AM

    I don't think this will work. They baned porn sites but those kind of sites still available to watch here in Sri Lanka. Only few news sites will pay the fee.

    Punchi Putha Friday, 13 July 2012 03:39 AM

    What a foolish decision, websites can be operated from any part of the world.

    Thahreer Thursday, 12 July 2012 11:49 AM

    Another form of media suppression.

    anura Friday, 13 July 2012 04:13 AM

    Charge 50000/- for each child birth, 25000 for death of a family member and so on. otherwise GOSL cant pay the millions of politicos and depemndents on public funds

    king kudda Thursday, 12 July 2012 06:24 AM

    and how much to BAN websites against MARA?

    Coconut Donkey Thursday, 12 July 2012 06:19 AM

    Websites can't afford this much.. oh wait.. that's the point isnt it..!

    shantha madawelas Thursday, 12 July 2012 06:25 AM

    some thing is better than nothing....

    Alex Thursday, 12 July 2012 01:19 PM

    People to be charged Rs, 10,000/= annually for the oxygen they breath, - Cabinet Decisions

    Ramuda Aja Thursday, 12 July 2012 07:27 AM

    Double charge DMOL.

    Mishra Thursday, 12 July 2012 07:42 AM

    Insane.

    Duchee Thursday, 12 July 2012 08:03 AM

    Reasonable....

    Game Over Thursday, 12 July 2012 08:31 AM

    Why register here? Web is free and you can host a .com in any part of the world to be viewed world over !!

    Indula Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:01 AM

    bad thing

    CITIZEN Friday, 13 July 2012 08:58 AM

    Media freedom is MUZZLED! Freedom of Expression is Buried Alive!! DEMOCRACY IS DEAD!!!

    Anon Count Friday, 13 July 2012 12:05 AM

    Ignorance at it's best...


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