Objective   

Co-ordination of electronic and print media institutions, upgrading professional standards of journalists, facilitating to update the field of media with sophisticated technology, development of infrastructure for the advancement of television and cinema industry and broadening access to information for the general public.

 

  Functions   

  • Formulating policy and planning related to the field of media
  • Development of infrastructure facilities in the media field
  • Uplifting welfare and professionalism of journalists
  • Reviewing progress of the Ministry and institutions affiliated to the Ministry
  • Providing media sponsorship for nationally significant events
  • Issuance of licenses for television and radio broadcasting services
  • Welfare activities to uplift the status and professionalism of journalists
  • Introduction of Code of Ethics for the development of media
  • Submission of the Annual Performance Report of the Ministry to the Parliament
  • Preparation of the Annual Action Plan of the Ministry

 

  Programmes and Projects to be implemented in year 2016   

 1. Implementation of the Right to Information Act

       • Activities in relation to the implementation of the Right to Information Act
       • Establishment of the Information Commission
       • Conducting programmes to make aware public officers and the general public on the Right to Information Act
       • Appointment and training of Information Officers

2. Conducting the Media Awards Ceremony

3. Implementation of “Madya Purawara Housing Scheme” for journalists

4. Providing motorcycles for journalists at concessionary rates

5. Introduction of digital technology for television broadcasting

6. Construction of ‘Pandith Amaradeva Sangeetha Asapuwa’

7. Implementation of national programmes steered by the Presidential Secretariat at Ministry level

     • Nutrition Programme
     • Dengue Eradication Campaign
     • “Mathin Nidahas Ratak” - Drug Prevention Campaign
     • Programme on prevention of Kidney Disease
     • Five-year work plan for implementation of Official Language Policy
     • National Programme on “Protecting Children” 2016 – 2018
     • Programme against all kinds of discrimination against women, assurance of gender equality and preventing Gender Based Violence

 

 

Main Hierarchy (Designation, Contact Numbers)  

 

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Mr. B. K. S. Ravindra
Designation : Additional Secretary (D/P)
Telephone : 011-2513 943
Fax : 011-2512 343
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Designation : Director (Development)
Telephone : 011-2513 470
Fax : 011-2513 470
E-Mail :

  Miss. W.A.P. Wellappuli
Designation : Director (Planning))
Telephone : 011-2513 470
Fax : 011-2514 351
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PLANINND Mrs. M. C. S. Devasurendra
Designation : Assistant Director (Planning)
Telephone : 011-2513466
Fax : 011-2513466
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Designation : Assistant Secretary (Development)
Telephone : 011-2513 451
Fax : 011-2513 462
E-mail :

AS DEVELOPMENT

Miss. T.A.S.S. Karunarahna
Designation : Assistant Secretary (Development)
Telephone : 011-2513 451
Fax : 011-2513 462
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