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UNP accuses Government of scuttling media

All Unpers should be patient and play a role in resurrecting the party

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Efforts have been made to control media with the latest move by the government to give advertisements to private media only on President’s Secretary’s approval while 20th Amendment is also being used to suppress democracy,unp Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said over the weekend.

Speaking during a UNP Bala Mandala meeting in Monaragala Mr. Wijewardene said that the government is trying to inflict undue influence the media and to control them.

“A circular has been issued to all government institutions under which they have been asked to get the approval of the President’s Secretary before giving advertisements to private media. This means that the government will not give advertisements if they fail to act according to its instructions,” Mr.wijewardene said.

“Independent commissions have been abolished by the 20th Amendment.sri Lanka does not have an independent Judiciary any more.democracy seemed to be suppressed.what we need is a joint platform of all opposition political parties to save Sri Lanka,” he added. “All Unpers should be patient and play a role in resurrecting the party. (YOHAN PERERA AND NAYANAJEEWA BANDARA)

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  • Sokrates Monday, 30 November 2020 08:00 AM

    Useless statement. Sri Lanka is now a dictatorship under a cruel despot who do not care about democracy and human rights.

    FF Monday, 30 November 2020 08:59 AM

    GOVT VERY STRONG TO STOP SPREAD OF CRITICAL COMMENTS OF THEIR REGIME. THIS IS EVIDENCED EVEN BY THE GOVT MP'S WHO ROAR AT MEMBERS WHO CRITICISE THE GOVT ACTIONS

    charith seneviratne Monday, 30 November 2020 02:48 PM

    What was the UNP and the Yahapalana doing ? Anything worth putting in the news papers ? First get the party together. Currently you guys do not have a leg to stand on. You even could not find a guy to be nominated through the national list.


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