Another pledge given by the Government to journalists was honoured today. Journalists received motorcycles at concessionary rates.
The function for the distribution of motorcycles was held at the Rupavahini Training Institute premises under the patronage of Minister Gayantha Karunatilake. Among those present on the occasion were Ministers Ravi Karunanayake, Deputy Minister Karunaratne Pranavithana and Secretary to the Media Ministry Nimal Bopage. Motorcycles were symbolically handed over to journalists representing various media institutions.Expressing views on the occasion, Minister Gayantha Karunatilake said that the main pledge given by the Government was media freedom. He pointed out that the Government had so far fulfilled this pledge.