Apr 22, 2019

Severe criticism on uncivilized television channels

Some television channels that broadcast news of the "Easter Day Attack" in several places in Sri Lanka yesterday (21) have been subjected to severe criticism by social media due to continually displaying bodies and organs of the deceased.

Several ministers have also requested state media minister Ruwan Wijewardena to take action in this regard at the emergency cabinet meeting held yesterday.

Attempt to bring Gota to the fore!

Certain ministers allege that some of the television channels have tried to show  dead bodies, with the view of bringing former Secretary of the Ministry of Defense Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, to the fore and they have requested the Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera to curtail giving state advertisements to such media institutions.

Former media minister Mangala Samaraweera who was speaking at a media briefing yesterday said that the bankrupted Rajapaksas are looking to take petty advantages from bloodthirsty consequences of this tragedy and he asked not to show corpses of the dead and engage in a civilized media practice.