The proposed Media Development Authority (MDA)would take the initiative in taking Sri Lanka media, media personnel and creative industries to the next generation, said Government Information Director – General Prof. Ariyaratna Atugala in a press statement released yesterday.
"As we transit into an innovation-fuelled society, the driving force in the next phase of our development will be the imaginative and creative capacity of our people.
The new architects of the global media landscape are those who apply their imagination, creativity and knowledge to generate new ideas and create new values," he added.
"The Media Development Authority improves media personnels’ quality of life and makes Sri Lanka more vibrant by stimulating awareness and demand for the arts, design and media products and services," the statement further said.
It continued: The MDA will play a vital role as an umbrella organization for all kinds of media in transforming Sri Lanka into a Trusted Global Capital for New Asia Media. MDA spearheads initiatives that promote industry growth in arts, film, television, radio, publishing, music, games, animation, Interactive Digital Media, Internet, Satellite, Cellular Mobile Services, software and IT services... etc.
At the same time, in ensuring clear consistent and predictable regulatory policies and guidelines to protect core values and safeguard public interests.