President takes Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under his authority

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Maithripala Sirisena has taken over the state television Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under the authority of the Minister of Defense with effect from yesterday (September 09).

In an extraordinary gazette notification issued by the President today notified that exercising powers vested in him by the Paragraph (1) of Article 43 and Paragraph (1)(a) of Article 46 of the Constitution he has amended the Gazette Extraordinary No. 2103/33 of December 28, 2018 to bring the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under the authority of the Minister of Defense.

According to the gazette notification the measure was taken for the “Implementation of programmes for the promotion of peace, harmony and reconciliation among people whilst ensuring national security through the use of audio visual media, enhancement of the entertainment quality of the people and creation of a higher media culture using state-of-the-art technology.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

three × three =