Title : Media must challenge Politicians for Information Sources (Lakshan)
Author: Lakshan Bandara
Last Modified Date: 2020-07-14
Article Code: 98
Keywords: Information, Sources, Media, Politicians
We see the Sri Lankan politicians make various claims, specially in election period.
If you complain others without convincing facts and logic, it is insult. Else, the defendant must be check mate.
It is the responsibility of plaintiff (person who complains) to prove that the defendant (accused) is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. (legal burden of proof is thus on the prosecution)
Until then, the defendant is presumed to be innocent.
This is fundamental to law and also an international human right under the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11.
Real Politics is about law.
But, I observe fake marketing points with literature (සාහිත්ය) from fake politicians to attract the dumb voters who cannot think critically.
Treating people of Sri Lanka as fools is very bad.
It seems to have no automatic mechanism from the Election Commission and other legal bodies to act on false information.
Therefore, the responsibility shifts to the public media to investigate the said claims and educate the sovereign people of Sri Lanka.
Media must challenge the politicians to reference the sources of information and investigate deeply.
Don't let any information slip through your hands.
Then, the politicians will take things very seriously.
That's an approach to genuinely contribute to develop our country.
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