Reactivation of Press Council:
Not a move to suppress journalists
Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told
Parliament yesterday the moves taken by the Government to reactivate
the Press Council has not been taken whatsoever to suppress
journalists or impose restrictions on media personnel as highlighted
by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Cinnamon export earnings on the increase
The country has earned an income of Rs. 8,947
million from cinnamon exports in 2008 compared to the cinnamon
exports income of Rs. 8,379 million in 2007, Chief Government whip
and Urban Development and Sacred area Development Minister Dinesh
Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday.