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Friday, June 21, 2013 - 5.49 GMT
Code of ethics for media should emerge from within the industry President


An all- inclusive code of ethic for media should emerge from within the industry. Government is simply playing a supportive role, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

The government has put forward a set of proposals and media personnel could add their view points to make a comprehensive code, President said addressing editors of government and private media institutes of Sri Lanka, held today (22) at Temple Trees.

Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella joining the discussion said it is erroneous propagate that this proposed code of ethics is a legislation. Just as in any other profession the only aim of this is to create a more ethical and advanced media culture.

Expressing his views on 13th Amendment, President said the government has appointed a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) for the political parties to discuss the matter. He urged all the political parties to participate in PSC and make their contribution.

"These amendments are not solely for the North and East. It is the rest of the Provincial Councils in the country that has to be changed and it is the view of the general public," President said.

The internal politics of any country is the most crucial factor than any other matter, he said.

Provincial Council system is not a total failure. It had provided many benefits. The future existence of the system should be decided by the people, the President added.





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