Section on media in 19A will be removed

Section on media in 19A will be removed

Section on media in 19A will be removed

Written by Staff Writer

27 Apr, 2015 | 10:49 am

Section pertaining to the media in clause 28 in the 19th amendment to the constitution will be removed.

Opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva said that this decision was made with the backing of the President and stated that he was grateful to the President.

The clause in question which reads that under election law or a referendum in the event that guidelines issues by the elections commissioner during an election or a referendum are not complied with, legal action can be taken on criminal charges, even against privately-owned media institutions.

The bill is currently being tabled in the Parliament.

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