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Expressway; Local media denied coverage at opening ceremony

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The local media was not allowed to attend the event held at Matara - Godagama in connection with the ceremonial opening of the Matara - Hambantota Expressway. Officials of the Presidential Secretariat had told the media personnel that only foreign media is allowed to cover the event and not the locals.

The media personnel gathered at the Godagama access road were sent away from the place.(Krishan Jeewak Jayaruk)

  Comments - 7

  • Sokrates Monday, 24 February 2020 10:02 AM

    Press Freedom in a dictatorship

    A Monday, 24 February 2020 10:38 AM

    Only foreigners still a rule in SL.

    Rana Monday, 24 February 2020 10:41 AM

    local media is useless anyway

    ANTON Monday, 24 February 2020 10:41 AM

    Have a express way to medamullana memorial, MR will need it on his end.

    Mohan Monday, 24 February 2020 11:07 AM

    Yes the local media know way too much about the circus that is going on!!!

    Anmanpan Monday, 24 February 2020 11:15 AM

    Yes, the did not want the super luxury vehicles photographed. Nice. The event was for the grass eating loins in the south and not for the educated in other parts of the island.

    Cobra Monday, 24 February 2020 08:08 PM

    So much for the much hyped Media Freedom from the Pohottuwa!!!


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