The Cabinet has decided to reduce the registration fee for news websites to Rs.25,000 while the annual renewal fee has also been reduced to Rs.10,000, the Government Information Department stated.
The Media Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella last month stated that a sum of Rs.100,000 will be charged for registration while an annual fee of Rs.50,000 will be charged as a renewal fee.
However, the government announced today (August 9) that the registration and renewal fees will be reduced to Rs.25,000 and Rs.10,000 respectively.
The Minister stated that the measure, which was approved by the cabinet, was taken to control some news websites which published slanderous content.
Courtesy: Ada Derana