Mangala to head committee to draft media regulatory bill

Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera is to head a cabinet committee to submit the Independent Media Regulatory Draft Bill.

The Bill is to be drafted following consultations with all the stakeholders.


  1. The Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera should not fail to consult the Minority community academia and intellectuals, NOT politicians, so-called Civil Society leaders or, especially of the Sri Lanka Muslim Media Organizations when formulating Independent Media Regulatory Draft Bill. There is NO space for minority group media publication or broadcast “SPACE” in the National Media/Pres and or Television Airspace for us to express the minority community “COMMON MAN’S PERSPECTIVE OR OPINION at the moment. This has to be remedied in the proposed “New INDEPENDENT MEDIA REGULATORY DRAFT BILL”.
    Noor Nizam – Convener “The Muslim Voice”.

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