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Cabinet approval has been granted to amend the Sri Lanka Press Council Act to cover electronic and new media, a statement by the government said.
 

The Sri Lanka Press Council was established by the Sri Lanka Press Council Act No. 05 of 1973 with the objective of preventing any prejudice to the public through press coverage and to establish a cordial relationship between journalists and the public.

It has been identified that the Press Council should be structurally reformed and reorganised covering electronic, print and new media as a tribunal for journalists and media institutions and as a center that promotes media education and as such, Cabinet approval was granted to amend the Sri Lanka Press Council Act.