UNF Parliamentarian S.M. Marikkar said that the New Democratic Front will boycott Hiru TV during the presidential election campaign due to the conduct of the channel.
Speaking to media this morning (6 Nov), Marrikkar said that any media organisation or journalist can have an opinion and say that they support a certain candidate, but while doing that criticizing other candidates and distorting news reports is not right.
Further, he said that the Premadasa campaign does not need publicity on Hiru TVnews anymore. “Because people know the truth and had been watching what they are doing,” he added.
Marikkar also added in the future while protecting media freedom and democracy, their government would take action against misuse of media.