( Dr Ranga kalansooriya)
Setting up an independent commission for media sector it is expected to set minimum salary standards and code of ethics, which will be used to issue accreditation cards in the future.
According to the Director General of Government Information Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya, the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media has taken a policy decision to improve the standards of media and look after welfare of media personel.
“We expect to discuss this matter with all the media organizations before it is implemented”, Dr. Kalansooriya said.
Dr.Kalansooriya, was the chief guest at a function held yesterday (2nd July) in Colombo to launch to the Code of Ethics for the Photographers. He also pointed out the necessity of establishing a regulatory system to take actions against those who violate these ethics.
The media personnel were invited to join and discuss for this purpose, which affect them directly. “Let’s begin from anywhere possible to make professional journalists”, he added.