For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
(Srilankamirror) – The Ministry of Media says 20 news websites have applied for registration so far.
The ministry’s additional secretary (development and planning) K.W.T.N. Amaratunga has said so to national news agency Lankapuvath.
When contacted, she told ‘Srilankamirror’ that a much higher number of websites have sent in applications for registration with the ministry.
She declined to name them.
The ministry has ordered the registration of news websites that carry news regarding Sri Lanka.
It posted on its website on November 09 a specimen application form for website registration and appointed Mrs. Amaratunga as the officer responsible for the task.