BBC broadcasts irk censor

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 June 1998, 23:59 GMT]
Sri Lanka's Competent Authority on press censorship, Maj. Gen. Jaliya Nammuni has ordered the chairman and director general of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) to take action against the BBC for broadcasting news on the war which have to be subject to the censorship regulations.

Sources in Colombo said that sections of the local press and others have complained to the competent authority that the BBC is broadcasting news censored by the government in Sinhala and Tamil for an hour daily.

A newspaper published from Colombo has also written about this they said.

The matter, according to sources in Colombo, has been brought to the attention of the deputy minister of defence.

The SLBC's director general, Mr.Eric Fernando, said that under the agreement signed by his organisation with the BBC, the Sri Lankan government cannot block the British radio from broadcasting news on its (the SLBC's) medium wave.

According to Mr. Eric Fernando, the BBC provides free training and programs to the SLBC and hence, it is important to be patient on the question of the BBC's news broadcasts not coming under Sri Lanka's censorship regulations.

 

Latest 15 Reports
08.07.20 16:33   Photo
Sinhala colonists encroach into Kangku-veali, Mean-kamam reservoirs in Trincomalee
07.07.20 19:36   Photo
Colombo schemes to expand ilmenite scooping into North from Pulmoaddai in East
06.07.20 19:06  
Colombo transfers Tamil Political Prisoners to notorious Anuradhapura prison
05.07.20 23:06   Photo
University students, Shivajilingam brave SL harassment to commemorate fallen Black Tigers
04.07.20 22:28   Photo
Monk commanding Sinhala-Buddhicisation of North-East threatens Tamil villagers in Batticaloa
03.07.20 19:28   Photo
After Naavat-kuzhi, Colombo targets Poonakari for Sinhala colonisation across Jaffna lagoon
02.07.20 22:26  
Colombo imposes restrictions on Tamil valour related symbolism in schools of North
01.07.20 13:22  
New secret unit among four SL military and police squads competing to arrest Tamil youth in North
30.06.20 22:10  
Tamils blocked from accessing properties near SL Navy training base in Champoor, Trincomalee
29.06.20 23:29   Photo
Moragoda advising Gotabaya prompts Sinhala parties to scrap Provincial Councils
28.06.20 22:06  
India privileging BRIC/RIC over Quad ‘discordant’, says former US top diplomat
27.06.20 22:11  
Indo-Pacific expert wants US to seek opportunities in ‘Sri Lanka’
26.06.20 21:24  
Russia steps up influence on New Delhi to uphold “multilateralism” against US “rules-based order”
25.06.20 23:53  
Pompeo talks about US reposturing troops, mentions India, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia
24.06.20 23:36   Photo
Devananda circumvents court order, manipulates Jaffna fishers to allow poachers from South
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=1639