"I have been appointed as the Chairman of the Public Performance Board(PPB) also known as the Censor Board to put an end to censorship which is long overdue," declares Saman Athaudahetti, writer, lyricist and newly appointed chairman of the PPB, better known as the 'Censor Board'. Interviewed by the Sunday Observer, Mr. Athaudahetti said: "We are ending an era where 'artistes' and 'creative workers' were the so-called 'custodians' of decency and goodness.
Following is a discussion with Nissanka Senadhipathi, Chairman of Avant Garde which became well known in the recent past through the controversial floating armoury in Galle.
The EU has imposed sanctions on imports from Sri Lanka's fisheries after the country failed to curb illegal fishing. Tony Long of The Pew Charitable Trusts tells DW how new technology can help ports tackle the problem.
Former diplomat and incumbent Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, Karunaratne Paranavithana, emphasized the importance of introducing a Right to Information (RTI) Bill in Parliament soon and said the initial work for the introduction of the Bill is currently underway.
The Daily FT spoke with UNP Working Committee Member, Media Director and Political Strategist for the Opposition, Krishantha Cooray about what led to the fall of a seemingly-invincible President Mahinda Rajapaksa and what the new political regime in the country under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe could herald for Sri Lanka’s beleaguered and suppressed media fraternity. Following are excerpts:
Victorian State MP Jude Perera of the Australian Labour Party says that 100 days is a very short period of time to make constitutional changes.