The Sri Lanka Army has urged the country’s press corps to to secure invitations to the press briefing by visiting UN Human Rights Envoy Navanethem Pillay and report the “true facts” to the public.
In a special email dispatch to local journalists and Colombo based international correspondents Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya informed media personnel about the time of the event and said “the whole country/world is waiting for feedback on her visit”
“I am sure you will exercise your right to media freedom and attend this event and report true facts to the public as the whole country is keenly awaiting to know the outcome of this visit” the email from the military spokesman said.
Following is the full text:
The Human Rights Commissioner who is concluding her visit tomorrow is scheduled to have a press conference at 1100 hrs at the UN Office, Colombo. Its on invitation and hope you have secured your invitation. Please contact relevant authorities at the UN Office Colombo and secure your press invitation to this all important event as the whole country/world is waiting for a feed back on her visit. I am sure you will exercise your right to media freedom and attend this event and report true facts to the public as the whole country is keenly awaiting to know the outcome of this visit.
Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya