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No one can impose restrictions on the media - Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene

No one can impose restrictions on the media - Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene

2012 Dec 06

Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene says that no one can impose restrictions on the media.

He made this statement during a function in Galle on Monday.
''Today within five seconds you can find out about things that have happened in any country in the world. So the media cannot be muzzled. Earlier we were able to say what we wanted and say no to what we didn't want and stop it.''

''But no one can obstruct the media in this manner today. If you attempt to block it on one side then within a few seconds everything else will come out. This is the power of the media today.''

''Today our lives are bound with the media. The future of the country rests with the media. You cannot do anything without the media knowing, that is why I said that the media cannot be obstructed.'' stated Deputy Minister of Economic Development Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

The Deputy Minister participated in the Media Day held at St. Aloysius College in Galle on Monday.

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