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National program to reach rural people

GayanthakarunathilakeMinistry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media has taken steps to initiate a national program to provide immediate solutions for the problems pertaining to the rural ordinary masses.

 The inaugural discussion in this regard was held recently under the patronage of the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake at the Parliamentary complex.

It is expected to implement the program island-wide, together with the Department of Government Information, SLBC, SLRC, ITN, National Film Corporation, Government Press, State Printing Corporation, Associated Newspapers limited, and Salasine, which are under the ministry. Assistance will also be received from all other public service institutions.

Deputy Minister Karunarathne Paranawithana and Secretary to the Ministry Nimal Bopage also participated.

The department assists media in a macro level in welfare, training, policy planning and accreditation, and providing easy access to Government news and information.