The heads of the Media institutions should be committed to fulfill their obligations to build a knowledgeable society for the betterment of the human society, according to Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena.
Sirisena added, nevertheless, it is also the responsibility of the media to criticize and point out the shortcomings and mistakes and provide accurate information to the public for the betterment of the country.
Sirisena made these remarks Tuesday when participating in a ceremony, organized to submit a set of proposals to establish a “righteous media culture” in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lankan University Teachers Association of Communication and Media Studies, held at the National Library auditorium in Colombo.
Sirisena further said that the present Government highly values the principles of media freedom and said that in the near future the Right to Information Bill will be passed in the Parliament.
“Some of the private media institutions work for an agenda of the political and cultural concepts of their owners. But it is their responsibility to use the given media freedom for the betterment of the country in a professional manner,” Sirisena said.