Moneragala Asst Elections Commissioner prevents News1st journalist from carrying out reporting duties (Watch Report)

Moneragala Asst Elections Commissioner prevents News1st journalist from carrying out reporting duties (Watch Report)

Written by Staff Writer

14 Sep, 2014 | 10:15 am

The Assistant Elections Commissioner of the Moneragala District has accused News1st of over-broadcasting election related violations ahead of the upcoming Uva Provincial Council Elections.

Suranga Ambagasthenna made these remarks when our correspondant Lakmal Kirindigala was covering the arrival of the Elections Commissioner, Mahinda Deshapriya, at the Moneragala District Elections Office.

Ambgasthenna said the media personnel need prior permission to enter the District Elections office.

However, News1st counters that our correspondent was merely standing outside the office, not to mention that the press accreditation clearly states that “the Department of Government Information requests all to provide co-operation to this journalist to carry out his or her duties without let or hindrance”.

 

 

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