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Monks complain against local media

2014 Jul 16

A group of monks representing at least three organisations, filed a complaint with the Media Ministry today against some English private media, accusing them of biased coverage on the Aluthgama incidents.

The Bodu Bala Sena, Sihala Ravaya and National Bhikku Front, lodged the complaint with Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.

Minister Rambukwella had told the monks he will look into the concerns raised by them.

BBS General Secretary General Secretary Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero accused the media of disrespecting Buddhism.

“Some journalists are being funded by Embassies to publish misleading reports on the Aluthgama incident,” he said.

Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thero said the monks did not expect more coverage for what they have to say but fair reporting on the incidents.

He also insisted that State media report the “truth” on the incidents as it is their responsibility as public owned institutions.

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