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Broadcasting Authority Act in Sri Lanka will be drafted soon – Minister

Cabinet Spokesman, Minister Dr. Bandula Gunawardena yesterday stressed the importance of having a strong legal system for all the fields to help the country to recover from the current crisis. The Minister said that the Broadcasting Authority Act will be drafted soon.

The minister said this yesterday (30) while attending the press conference to announce the cabinet decisions held at the Government Information Department.

Commenting further, the minister pointed out that broadcasting licences are not granted according to any internationally recognized standard system.

Therefore, he pointed out that a Cabinet sub-committee has been appointed under the chairmanship of Dr. Wijeyedasa Rajapakshe to draft a Broadcasting Authority Act.

In order to get the country out of this situation, a legal framework that is acceptable to all is needed.

We hope to discuss this with public and private broadcasters within two weeks. Nothing is enforced. There is no need to hide anything’’ said the minister. Daily News

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