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Presidential instructions

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Meeting the heads of private and state owned media institutions on Tuesday, Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed Sri Lanka's media not to use the media to 'incite communal hisharmony' and to act with a 'sense of responsbility'.

Expressing appreciation towards the media institutions that he said had 'acted responsibly' during the UN Human Rights Council, Rajapaksa commended them for 'considering the well-being of the country' and stressed that media reporting on 'highly sensitive issues' should 'create reconciliation rather than emotional tension'.

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