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Rajapaksa tells Sri Lankan media to broadcast the truth

Addressing journalists and media workers in Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa asked the country's media to 'broadcast true information and render its service for the country with its great power of truth', the Colombo Page reports.

Rajapaksa added that it was the responsibility of the country's media to safeguard the country from the unnecessary challenges it faces from foreign media.

Rajapaksa made this address at the opening ceremony of yet another state orchestrated media project - the Media Development Center of the Department of Government Information Department.

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