Onlanka News receives web registration certificate with 26 others

onlanka news screen, one of the premier Sri Lankan News websites and 26 other websites received their certificates of registration with the media and information ministry today (13th Jan) at a function held at the ministry auditorium chaired by the Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.

Ministry secretary W.B.Ganegala said out of 81 applications received by the ministry 18 applicants had not turned up for the interviews, while 17 who failed to comply with requirements were rejected.

Minister Rambukwella said web registration is so important that it should have taken place earlier and went on to say that he is happy that it has happened atleast later than never.

The media has the freedom and the right to agree, disagree or totally reject any opinion but no ethical right to insult anybody or any institution, he stressed.

The minister also hoped that the websites would follow the set of ethics provided along with the certificates.

According to the minister 49 radio channels and 21 television channels are registered while the Sri Lanka Press Council has given registration to 153 newspapers.

The ministry said that it would take action to register relevant websites on receipt of their applications in future.

Following is an extract from Dinamina 14th January 2012:

dinamina report

Following is the Registration Certificate issued to Onlanka News:

Onlanka News Registration Certificate

Websites which received their certificates of registration

  1. – M T Udaya Arunakantha
  2. – Sri Nimal Padma Kumara
  3. – Hishan Welmilla
  4. – Dhananjaya Sooriyaarachchi
  5. – Global Media Network Ltd
  6. – Pakkiyanathan Jayantha
  7. – Kelum Shivantha
  8. – Priyangika Godakanda
  9. – J P V Vipulanga
  10. – Muslim Information Centre
  11. www.kalasem – M F A Besith
  12. – S kaushalya Wickramasinghe
  13. – Gigies (Pvt) Ltd
  14. – Athula I Athulathmudali
  15. – A Dammila Deeptha
  16. – Nihal Fernando
  17. – Zarook Marikkar
  18. – Sujith P Fernando
  19. – Dr Telli C Rajaratna
  20. – Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd
  21. – Amila Kamkanange
  22. – LakView Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Ltd
  23. – Lanka Television Networks
  24. – Mendis Appu Prasath
  25. – Sihasara Infortainment
  26. – Suhail Jamaldeen
  27. – L C Prasanna Rodrigo