Evening News Digest

Sri Lanka : Private TV stations making mockery of rules

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) sources yesterday charged that private television stations were guilty of making a mockery of rules of fair play during election period by refusing to telecast a TV commercial that dealt with facts on the murder of Vijaya Kumaratunga, husband of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

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Sources said the television commercial was in response to an anonymous advertisement telecast by the same private television stations in malicious disregard of the facts with intent to disparage the President on the issue.

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- Daily News (Sri Lanka)