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Loan Facilities for Journalists

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As stipulated in the “Mahinda Chinthanaya” Development Programme, the Ministry of Mass Media and Information wishes to grant concessionary credit facilities to local journalists to purchase computers, Motor bicycles and Media equipment through People’s Bank.
Under this Program;

  • Motor Bicycles
  • Computers
  • Cameras
  • Fax Machines

The objective of this project is help enhance the professional aptitudes and skills of the journalists who have been rendering a valuable service towards development of the Government Information.

Target Group
The Journalists/Media personnel who have been accredited by the Department of the Government Information.

Items and Loan Limits

Item Loan Limits(Rs) Maximum Repayment Period
Motor Bicycles 100,000.00 3 Years
Computers 100,000.00 3 Years
Cameras 50,000.00 2 Years
‍Fax 15,000.00 2 Years

Who can apply ?

  • Journalists who have a service of not less than three years in state or private sector media Institution as journalists.
  • Freelance journalists with not less than five years of service in the media field.
  • Should be between 18-60 years of age.
  • Should have a permanent source of income.
  • Annual income should not be less than Rs. 144,000.00

(relevant documents should be submitted in support of the veracity of the above facts)

Application Procedure
Application should be made on the following format. Duly completed applications should be sent under registered post clearly indicating the expected item on the top left-hand corner of the envelope enclosing the application to receive on or before ………..

Mode of Selection
The eligible loan recipients will be selected by a selection committee appointed by the Secretary of the Ministry Mass Media and Information. As far as possible priority will be given to the applicants from difficult areas. In this case, the decision of the secretay shall be final and conclusive.

Specimen Application Form

Get More Details

Name Designation Branch Telephone Intercom
Mr. Priantha Mayadunne Additional Secretary(Development & Planning) Development and Planning Branch +94-112-513943 158
Mr. D.D. Waniganayake Senier Assistant Secretary(dp) Development and Planning Branch +94-112-513466 149
Mrs. G.L.D. Dahanayake Dircetor Planning Development and Planning Branch +94-112-513470 157
Miss Ashika Dharmarathne Management Assistant Development and Planning Branch +94-112-513459/60 159


Organization Information

Ministry of Mass Media

No 163,
"Asisdisi Medura",
Kirulapone Avenue,

Colombo 05.

Telephones:0112513459, 0112513498, 0112512321
Fax Nos:0112513462, 0112513458, 0112513437

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Last Updated On: 2009-12-30 09:50:56
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