Request to issue Parliament reporters with Media IDs

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Serjeant-at-Arms Narendra Fernando has requested Director General of Government Information Department Mohan Samaranayake to take steps to issue Media IDs for Parliament Correspondents for the year 2022/24, as soon as possible.

Even with a half of the year having passed, many journalists are yet to receive their Media IDs issued by the Department of Government Information. Owing to this delay of the department, journalists have been severely affected when carrying out their duties.

The Serjeant-at-Arms, in a letter to Samaranayake, noted that Parliament Correspondents need Media IDs for 2022/24 to obtain the pass to cover Parliamentary affairs.

“Without the IDs Parliament Correspondents are severely inconvenienced when covering parliamentary affairs. Therefore, I request you to give priority to issue Media IDs for Parliament Correspondents who have applied for the IDs,” Fernando said.