Have no intention to crown any member of my family - President
June 14, 2017 05:11 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena says the Government media institutions should take the lead in creating an ethical as well as qualitative media culture in the country.
He made these remarks participating in a ceremony to open the new administrative building complex of state owned TV channel, today (14).
The President recalled that when he participated at the Presidential Election as the common candidate, the state media were used in more abusive and an unethical manner in its history to attack him. No other Presidential candidate or any national politician faced such allegations that were leveled against him at that time, he said.
Instead of achieving maturity gradually over the years, the state media institutions fell into a most disgraceful level two and a half years ago, the President said. He emphasized that such kind of immoral media usage should not happen again in the future of this country.
President Sirisena said that at that time, all kinds of allegations were leveled against him because he was posed a great threat to the persons calling themselves giants, and he was came from a poor family and said that he became the President of this country not to crown any member of his family but to fulfill responsibilities towards the people while facing challenges.
The President pointed out that a superior political culture could be built only through a better media usage and said that all the media institution heads, their management, and the journalists should commit themselves to fulfill their duties and responsibilities in a free media environment.