As a carrier of development news to the masses, the Media Centre for National Development marked its inauguration today (17) at a charm ceremony held at the Department of Government Information. The ceremony was presided by the Hon. Minister of Mass Media, Keheliya Rambukwella with the participation of the secretary to the ministry, Mr. Jagath P. Wijeweera  and the director of the newly established Media Centre for National Development, Mr. Milinda Rajapakse,
Addressing the audience, the minister of Mass Media Mr. Rambukwella stated that the efforts taken by Sri Lanka in the midst of this global pandemic to revive and sustain its economy should be exposed locally and internationally and thereby, Media Centre for National Development will be in operation to project this objective. 
The Secretary, Mr. Jagath P. Wijeweera, in his welcome speech stated that the role of media should focus on assisting the innocent people of this country. At this juncture, he reminded a huge social responsibility which has been left ignorant by the media personnel in terms of providing progressive news to the public. Moreover he emphasized that this ethical media culture would not be achieved merely by imposing laws and regulations, but only through self-discipline and thus he invited all the journalists to realize this need and work for it. 
The Director of the Media Centre for National Development Mr. Milinda Rajapakse in his vote of thanks invited all the journalists present at the ceremony to be a part of this dialogue built for the national development.