Media now behaving well - Yapa
The Gazette notification that was issued following the airing of
false and irresponsible information about a terrorist attack by sections
of the media was withdrawn on October 31 due to the good conduct of
Media, observed thereafter, Media and Information Minister Anura
Priyadarshana Yapa said in reply to a question raised during the Cabinet
news briefing yesterday.
The Minister also said that the decision was taken by the Government
due to good conduct of the media. “The Government carefully studied the
conduct of the media in the recent past before taking this decision.”
The Minister said this was not done under any pressure from any quarter.
Minister Yapa appealed to the Media to refrain from airing news
without confirming the facts at all times.
He told journalists that he accepts their right of not divulging the