President wants media to help preserve national identity and cultural values

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has highlighted the necessity of right media practice that helps preserving Sri Lankan identity and cultural values.

During a progress review meeting with the Independent Television Network (ITN) at the Presidential Secretariat Tuesday (June 23), the President has discussed the changes that should be made to create a new television culture incorporated with the state of the art technology and the requirement of programs to improve knowledge.

Noting that a majority of the people accepted the National Policy Framework, ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor’ presented during the Presidential election campaign, the President stated that he does not want media to promote his personal image.

“What I expect is to take to the people, the vision enshrined in the policy framework, which my government is committed to execute,” President added.

In addition, the President emphasized the necessity of establishing guidelines for the process of selecting foreign programs for telecast.

The current status and the future plans of the Independent Television Network (ITN) were evaluated during the discussion, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.

Chairman of the Independent Television Network (ITN), Sudath Rohana, Executive Director, Hasantha Hettiarachchi, Chief Executive, Nalin Kumara Nissanka, several other members of the Board of Directors and senior officials were present at the discussion.

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