The Media Minister emphasizes that media freedom will not be curtailed.

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Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that media freedom will not be curtailed. He said that media should protect ethics and work with responsibility while safeguarding accuracy. The minister said that there is full media freedom in the country. Minister Keheliya Rambukwella mentioned this when he met the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Sera Hulton at his ministry yesterday. The Minister said that 25 media schools will be launched in districts with the aim of increasing media literacy of the students and he expects the support of Briton in that regard. The Minister said that children should be made to understand media during their school age. He said that media literacy promotion for school children in Jaffna district was successful. The minister further said that the government information department has launched an SMS service to provide accurate news. He added that a new programme will be implemented to publish news over social media with the coordination of media organizations.

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