The awarding of insurance policies to journalists under the ‘Asidisi’ Insurance Scheme will take place today.
The ceremony will take place under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, at Temple Trees.
3,000 journalists have been selected for the first round of the project and it will be awarded to 98 journalists representing all media institutions.
Through this Budget, Rs.100 million has been allocated for the ‘Asidisi’ Insurance Scheme implemented through the Ministry of Mass Media.
The aim of the ‘Asidisi’ Insurance Scheme is to evaluate the enormous commitment made by the journalists in disseminating accurate information to the people with the responsibility of ethical journalism without prejudices and to ensure the well being of such journalists.