Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation Placed Under Ministry Of Defence: National Rupavahini Channel Now Under Direct Control Of President

September 09, 2019

The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) has been taken over by the Ministry of Defence with immediate effect.

A Gazette notification has been issued by President Maithripala Sirisena amending the functions of the Ministry of Mass Media and placing the SLRC under the Ministry of Defence.

With this move, the SLRC comes under the direct purview of President Sirisena.

This is the first time in history that the SLRC has been placed under the Ministry of Defence, which has no relation to the functions of mass media.

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