The government in a bid to promote reconciliation has initiated special workshops to promote reconciliation-friendly media reporting.
Accordingly, three sensitization workshops were organized in Colombo, Kandy and Kurunegala Districts to advocate reconciliation friendly media to the Journalists by the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.
Over 150 Journalists discussed on the Role of Media in conflict transformation, reconciliation, and peace building.
The Ministry, under the direction of President Maithiripala Sirisena has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in which reconciliation friendly media has been identified as an important initiative, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation, V. Sivagnanasothy said.
This workshop was attended by State Minister of National
Integration and Reconciliation A.H.M.Fowzie, Sivagnanasothy, Chairman, Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity, Imtiaz Bakeer Markar, and Senior Government Officials , several Journalists and academics .
The workshop is conducted by the Ministry with the support of Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity and academics.