Dullas Apologises To Prof. Neelika Malawige Over Media Misquoting Her Remarks On Opening Of Schools

September 09, 2021

Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma publicly apologised to Prof. Neelika Malawige over the media misquoting her remarks on opening of schools.

Issuing a statement. Alahapperuma said these reports were a grave injsutice to Prof. Malawige and he would apologise to her on behalf of the media fraternity.

Malavige recently expressed deep disappointment and frustration with Sri Lankan media for misrepresenting her quotes over opening of schools.

In a Facebook post, she said she was misquoted many a time by Sri Lankan media during the pandemic.

“I have been silent all this time while Sri Lankan media has been misquoting me, stating things that I never said, taking a single sentence out of a 30-40 minute webinar I do, and take the whole thing out of context. I am just sick and tired of Sri Lankan media doing this to me. This must stop! Why are they doing this? Is there no stop to this? Don't they know the harm they are doing by misquoting things and even worse posting things that I never said. Also, to all media out there, when I do a 30-40 minute webinar and you take just 1 sentence out of the whole webinar and put is as a headline, how misleading is that?," she asked.

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