Govt. withdraws presentation of media guidelines



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By Saman Indrajith


The government yesterday did not present to Parliament the media guidelines to be followed by the electronic and print media during Elections for the approval of the House though it had been listed to be presented.


When the time for Notice of Motions and Orders of the day came, Leader of the House and Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella told the House that the Resolution under the Constitution spelling out those guidelines would not be presented as scheduled.


A set of guidelines to be followed by the electronic and print media during referenda and elections published by the Election Commission was included in the order paper and was scheduled to be taken up yesterday.


The said media guidelines were gazetted in February and received Cabinet approval recently.


As the Resolution was not presented, the House was adjourned around 12.00 noon following an adjournment motion moved by JVP MP Nihal Galappatti.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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