For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Friday, 10 September 2010
The General Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva has informed the Chief Editor of Dinamina news paper in a letter written on 10th of September 2010 about a false article which was published on Dinamina news paper. All the facts related to JVP comprised in the leading article which was written by Ms. Wijayani Edirisinghe for Dinamina news paper published on 10th of September 2010 were incorrect. The printing press which was based for this article does not belong to the JVP.
“It is obvious that this news item was fabricated to accuse JVP on false allegations. It is an unethical conduct of media. It is important to remind you that the responsibility of a news paper is to provide true information to people other than reproaching and slinging mud in this manner.
Above mentioned leading article creates wrong impression among the readers of “Dinamina” news paper so that it should be corrected and published immediately on “Dinamina” news paper on 11th of September 2010.
Unless it happens legal actions will have to be taken against all the parties who were responsible for publishing this news article.”