World Press Freedom Day A Reminder Of What's At Stake

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 - 9:29


World Press Freedom Day is celebrated the world over today.

The theme for World Press Freedom Day 2016 is ‘Access to information and fundamental freedoms: This is your right’. Sri Lanka will host two main events for World Press Freedom Day.

President Maithripala Sirisena will attend an event at the National Library and Documentation Services Board at 1 this afternoon.

A proposal will be handed over to the Head of State with the objective of creating a good media culture in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, an event at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at 3 this afternoon.

A report on media responsible for the people will be handed over to Premier Wickremesinghe.

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