The ITN initiated its services in the new era heralded by the inauguration of the second term of office of the President.
ITN Chairman Rosmond Senaratne called on the staff to accurately carry out their duties in the process that steers the country towards the expected development targets. While starting duties at the auspicious time he stressed that they should be committed towards the future prosperity with determination and efficiency. The National Flag and the ITN Flag were hoisted at the function. The General Manager of ITN Aruna Wijesinghe, Deputy General Managers, heads of departments and staff participated in the occasion.
The Mass Media and Information Department also initiated duties today shouldering the responsibilities of the development battle. A function was held this morning under the patronage of Secretary to the Ministry W.B. Ganegala. The Director General of the Government Information Department Prof. Ariyaratna Athugala also participated. The Secretary to the Ministry said that raising awareness in the people about being committed to public service for productivity during the next six years is the responsibility of the media.