Author Archive for Fake News

Unity against fake news

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

By Mohammad Shojaeian Courtesy Teheran Times It was attended by about 60 managing directors and senior editors of news agencies from 35 countries that are members to OANA. OANA was founded in 1961 at the initiative of UNESCO. Its purpose is to secure direct and free exchange of news between news agencies from countries that […]

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PMD clarifies news report on children of 08 villages in Dimbulagala

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News Polonnaruwa District Secretary, Dimbulagala Divisional Secretary, Zonal Education Director, Principals of these schools villagers have confirmed that news report claiming children of 08 villages in Dimbulagala stopped schooling due to food shortage is completely false according to the Presidential Media Division.

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President Media gets new unit to counter disinformation

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror In parallel with the International Day for Universal Access to Information which falls today, a new unit Counter Disinformation Unit” was launched by the President Media division. This program was initiated under the guidance of President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake at the President’s Office in Colombo. With the aim of countering disinformation […]

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Comment on the U-tube propaganda that mislead the public.

Monday, September 26th, 2022

Chandre Dharmawardana I have gone thorough the following U-tube video and I am sad to see this kind of unsubstantiated claims misleading the public. This is just one of many. [ටවුම මැද්දේ වගා කරන, ගල් පොළොවේ කුඹුරු කරන, ගොවි රජාගේ විශ්වකර්ම වැඩ I urge the Sri Lankan scientific community to not to ignore this sort […]

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Fake News😒-Reports of student consuming coconut kernel is baseless – hotline for emergencies

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News President’s Media Division releasing a statement says that the reported incident of a student consuming coconut kernel for lunch due to poverty, was found to be unfounded. ;However, a special prog is initiated on the directives of the President to assist any child/family facing such a situation. For assistance call hotline 0114354647. […]

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Fake News😒 -Minister responds to questions on students fainting in school (Video)

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News In the past few days, there have been reports of students fainting during school morning meetings in various parts of the island. These incidents were reported in schools in Vilachchiya, Thanthirimale and Minuwangoda. This was also discussed in the parliamentary session today (22), and the members of the opposition parties asked the […]

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Health Minister rubbishes reports of aflatoxin in ‘Thriposha’, vows legal action

Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella says that the news reports being circulated claiming that the ‘Thriposha’ distributed among newborn babies and mothers contain the carcinogen called Aflatoxin is completely false. Speaking in parliament today (21) the Health Minister said there is no Aflatoxin in Thriposha and that legal action will be taken against the […]

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News reports of ‘poisonous rice’ completely false and misleading – Actg. Registrar of Pesticides

Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Acting Registrar of Pesticides, Mr. Lasantha Ratnaweera, says that the news published in two Sunday newspapers claiming that poisonous rice was imported to Sri Lanka, is completely false and baseless.  He said that no such research as claimed in the news article has been conducted by the Office of the Registrar of […]

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ගෑස්වලට චරිත – මුදිත ඇවිලෙයි! (වීඩියෝ)

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් ලිට්‍රෝ සමාගම ගෑස් මිල දී ගැනීමේ දී, OQ සමාගමෙන් ගෑස් මිල දී ගන්නේ රුපියල් 105.40කට බවත්, සියෑම් ගෑස් සමාගමින් ගෑස් මිල දී ගන්නේ නම් ඒ සඳහා රුපියල් 112ක මිලක් එම සමාගමට ගෙවිය යුතුව තිබුණු බවත් එබැවින් වඩා වාසිදායක තේරීම ලෙස OQ සමාගමේ ගෑස් මිල දී ගත් බවත් ලිට්‍රෝ සභාපති මුදිත පීරිස් […]

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Forged Lotus Tower entrance ticket – Chinese Embassy clarifies.

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Hiru News The Chinese Embassy in Colombo has clarified reports circulating on social media pertaining to the entry tickets of the Lotus Tower in Colombo. An image of a ticket claiming to be that of the Lotus Tower has been circulated on social media with information on exemptions for Parliamentarians and Chinese Nationals. Clarifying the […]

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