MPs accuse media of distorting Parliament proceedings

ruwan-wijewardene-759Several Government Ministers today accused some media of distorting Parliament proceedings.

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said that one newspaper had today misreported a statement he had tabled in Parliament.

Wijewardene urged the newspaper to report the correct facts and not practice tabloid journalism.

The issue was over a news report on the use of Air Force helicopters by Government Ministers without paying the cost.

Wijewardene insisted that he never stated in his response to a question raised in Parliament yesterday that several Government Ministers used Air Force helicopters without paying for it.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told Parliament that it seemed all the newspapers were misled by some individual as all had reported the same story.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya must look into the issue and direct the media on how to report Parliament proceedings.

However Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that it was unfair for the media to be accused over what was reported. (Colombo Gazette)

1 COMMENT

  1. The majority Ministers are lied to public that misused their political power and by enforcement authority that post-UNP ruling of “good governances since 2015 January.”
    UNP has undermined entire Parliament procedure ,the minority leader become leader of opposite has created democracy of Parliament turn into is invalid organization by UNP under the Ranil W…..

    The sovereignty Parliament has been challenges and Rights of Members Parliament has lost ,every day detain Members of house is that voice of People’s has been curtail and restricted ,whole system of Parliament become paralyses.
    The Speaker of Parliament has looking at on Party line .he is no longer safeguard Rights of all members of parliament irrespective their party politics.

    The very main pillar of Democracy is Parliament that institution turn into not working, which is out of order by current “Rule of Law” by UNP leader Ranil W…?

    What I think Minister are blaming their own gave errors of democracy to Mass media or News-Papers are NOT that fair.
    Try to correct your own misruled of Parliamentary democracy by UNP of Ranil W…and MS.
    Indeed in this wrong path and model by policies against Parliament Democracy of UNP has to be rectify by the leaders of UNP — themselves.

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