Ban says leaving SL with great sense of happiness

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I leave this country with a great sense of happiness, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunatilleke when the latter met the UN Chief to hand over the pictorial album of his three day visit to Sri Lanka.

“I am extremely happy about the improvement of this country,” said Mr Ban. The pictorial album prepared by the Department of Government Information was handed over to the UN Chief at Galle Face Hotel. 

The Minister briefed Ban on the RTI process in Sri Lanka and he expressed satisfaction when the minister explained him on the efforts of his ministry to implement the laws within the stipulated time frame. 

He also briefed the UN Chief on the proposed media reforms in Sri Lanka that includes establishing an independent media commission and a broad regulatory mechanism for broadcast sector. 

Government Information Director General Dr. Ranga Kalansooriya and its Acting Director Hilmy Mohamad were also present at this occasion.