13 February, 2009 - Published 10:57 GMT

Writing for the BBC

When writing for the BBC it is important to be impartial. A listener should not feel that the presenter is being partial.

The writing has to be clear and easily understood. Many people rely on us for impartial coverage of events.

It is extremely important that trust is not broken.

Priyath Liyanage, Head of BBC Sinhala Service, on impartiality (in Sinhala)