MP Dullas Alahapperuma charged the news forecasting and social media websites including the Facebook were under threat of the government’s several bigwigs due to their necessity to ban those websites in Sri Lanka.
It was evident from the recent incident where a journalist had being assaulted by the Navy Commander at the Hambantota Harbour, he said at the media brief
“The government has come to power with the support of these news forecasting and social media websites. But at present the government is trying to suppress the same media institutions,” he added.
“Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Ministry’s Secretary Nimal Bopage has been told to sign or resign by the Prime Minister. Despite of such a condition he has strictly refused to put his signature on the agreement. We highly appreciate his decision to stand firm on his decision as a government worker even though we had issues with him before,” he added.