Onlanka.com, 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:
Following is the Registration Certificate issued to Onlanka News:
Websites which received their certificates of registration
- www.onlanka.com – M T Udaya Arunakantha
- www.jayasiriradio.com – Sri Nimal Padma Kumara
- www.srilankasports.com – Hishan Welmilla
- www.hothotlanka.com – Dhananjaya Sooriyaarachchi
- www.lankabusinesstoday.com – Global Media Network Ltd
- www.tamilaa.com – Pakkiyanathan Jayantha
- www.srilankamirror.com – Kelum Shivantha
- www.pawuraradio.com – Priyangika Godakanda
- www.lankasitizen.com – J P V Vipulanga
- www.micsrilanka.org – Muslim Information Centre
- www.kalasem – M F A Besith
- www.puvath.lk – S kaushalya Wickramasinghe
- www.tharunayaweb.lk – Gigies (Pvt) Ltd
- www.lankanews.lk – Athula I Athulathmudali
- www.lankareporter.com – A Dammila Deeptha
- www.rangalivefm.com – Nihal Fernando
- www.lankika.net – Zarook Marikkar
- www.siddioice.info – Sujith P Fernando
- www.srilankapatriot.lk – Dr Telli C Rajaratna
- www.nation.lk – Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd
- www.lankaelink.com – Amila Kamkanange
- www.lakfmradio.com – LakView Broadcasting Company (Pvt) Ltd
- www.vfmradio.lk – Lanka Television Networks
- www.karaitivu.org – Mendis Appu Prasath
- www.sihasara.com – Sihasara Infortainment
- www.maruthamunaionline.com – Suhail Jamaldeen
- www.news360.lk – L C Prasanna Rodrigo