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Journalists have vast responsibility - Wijewardene

Defence and Media State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene said journalists have a vast responsibility for the people, so the former should understand their duties well.

The Minister was participating in a ceremony held at Matale Mahathma Gandhi Memorial Hall to felicitate the provincial journalists. Ten senior journalists were felicitated at the ceremony and valuable gifts were awarded to them by the Matale District Press Association.

The Minister said the government has paved the way for journalists to express their views unafraid. He said that they can now write fearlessly since white van culture is over now, he said.

Matale district parliamentarian Rohini Wijerathna said journalists play a vital role in society. “A few journalists propagate false information. They do not follow ethics in journalism,” she said.

She said journalists are forerunners of society. and they can defeat or make governments.

Abeyweera Dayasena, Abeysiri Silva, A.A.L.Dias, Kanchana Ariyadasa, C.T.Gamage, Kumara Hettiarachchi, Mahinda Anuradha Dissanayaka, M.S.M.Masaim, Kingsley Richard Silva and K.Velayutham received the awards from the Minister.


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