For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
[September 29 2010]
A new Sri Lanka Broadcasting Development Authority will be introduced soon to streamline telecasting and broadcasting activities, Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, W.B. Ganegala told the Observer Online today.
He said the existing broadcasting Act, introduced way back in 1967, needs updating to meet new developments. “The laws governing television and radio had been introduced when only Radio Ceylon and Rupavahini were exciting. As a result, there are many logistical problems when we have to work with so many media intuitions,” he said.
Ganegala said the legislations to establish Sri Lanka Broadcasting Development Authority will be introduced within the next three months.