17 March 2016
Steps are being taken to construct a memorial pillar in Jaffna, in memory of journalists who have been killed in the line of duty.
Members of the Jaffna Press Club as well as the Working Journalists Association and Operational Group for Press Freedom put forward the proposal, ahead of a meeting between Tamil and Sinhala journalists later this month.
The meeting is part of a ‘Thalpathai – Panhidai’ Project due to take place on the 26th of March.
The Sri Lankan army held a meeting with a team from the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media to discuss the project earlier this week.
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