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Complaints Against Newspapers

Any person , organization or an institution can make complaints against a fake or defamatory article published in any newspaper published within Sri Lanka. Complaint received will be investigated upon calling for two parties concerned and legal action could be taken according to the Press


Registration of Newspapers

Registration of Newspaper had become a prime objective of the Press Council with its inception in 1973. Since, a proper state institution for registration of newspapers , did not exist, ensuring the safeguard of character of Sri Lanka Press in accordance with the highest professional standards...



Even though various state institutions, universities, private institutions and organizations conduct courses on Journalism, it is the responsibility of the Sri Lanka Pre4ss Council to conduct systematic seminars and workshops on Journalism and Communication study...

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About Press Council

Sri Lanka Press Council has become the topic of the day on several occasions during the recent past within intellectual circles referring to the Right to Information and press freedom, which created a huge social uproar fuelled by the comments of print and electronic media channels. Thus the need has arisen to outline the pathway of the Sri Lanka Press Council and its present role. Sri Lanka Press Council has been first established as a Statutory Board on 14th June 1973 as per the Regulations of the Press Council Act No 05 of 1973 under the purview of the then Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Its present Line Ministry is the Ministry of Mass Media.

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Sri Lanka Press Council,
No. 155/15, Castle Street, Borella, Sri Lanka
Tel : 0112693272 | Fax: 0112693271