Joint Opposition condemns govt over ‘media suppression’
February 19, 2016 05:14 pm
The Joint Opposition today condemned the government’s actions with regard to the “suppression of media” after using the promise of right to information to come into power.
Without any hesitation the government has now kicked the ladder which helped it to climb up, Chief Organiser of the Joint Opposition UPFA MP Dullas Alahapperuma said in a statement.
He charged that the incumbent unity government, which had made free media and right to information its primary promise, firstly “hunted” media organizations and journalists by hiding behind parliamentary privileges and secondly engages in a “tribal” attempt to create a lawful environment for the hunt through special statements.
The former Minister stated that it is not the duty of the President, Prime Minister or an MP to tell the country’s media what to publish.