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Expert Conference on Restructuring of Sri Lanka Press Council Act 2021
Expert Conference on Restructuring of Sri Lanka Press Council Act 2021The first in a series of Expert’s conferences on restructuring of Sri Lanka Press Council Act was held on 16th January 2021 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, organized by Sri Lanka Press Council in collaboration with Ministry of Mass Media. The first session was held with the academics of the Departments of Mass Communication, where the restructuring of the Press Council Act and related theoretical and conceptual issues were discussed. Academics representing Sri Jayewardenepura University, University of Kelaniya, Sri Pali Campus and the Open University of Sri Lanka participated. Hon. Member of Parliament Dr. Charitha Herath, Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media Jagath P. Wijeweera, Chairman, Sri Lanka Press Council, Mr. Mahinda Pathirana and members of the Board of Directors of Sri Lanka Press Council, Prof Emeritus. Sunanda Mahendra and Director General of Department of Government Information, Mr.Nalaka Kaluwewa were also present. The programme was moderated by Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe, Member of the Board of Directors of the Sri Lanka Press Council and former Rector of the Sri Pali Mandapa.In future, discussions are scheduled to be held with journalists representing all media including social media, trade unions, media associations, media institutions as well as other relevant stake holders to seek their opinion on the amendment of Press Council Act.