Sirisena, Ranil in air war over Rupavahini chief
Some bureaucrats are calling it the “air wars” – the tussle between the President’s Office and the Prime Minister’s Office – over Rupavahini, the national television broadcaster.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wants Chairman Inoka Sathyangani replaced. They now want to appoint journalist and Sri Lanka College of Journalism’s Chief Executive Officer Shan Wijetunga in her place. However, President Maithripala Sirisena has sought reasons for the removal of Ms. Sathyangani and has said that he would not make a change.
It was only last week, as the Sunday Times reported, that the Rupavahini extended an apology to the Premier’s Office after complaints that Premier Wickremesinghe was not shown adequately in its video footage on the day of the launching of the national campaign against drugs. The event was headed by President Sirisena.
Last Tuesday, after the end of the weekly ministerial meeting, both Premier Wickremesinghe and Minister and UNP Chairman Kabir Hashim met President Sirisena over the same issue. When they went to see him in the President’s upstairs office, President Sirisena was engaged in a conversation with United National Party (UNP) deputy leader Sajith Premadasa. Thereafter, the Prime Minister and UNP Chairman raised issue with the President.
This week, President Sirisena also met all heads of state media. It has been reported to him that a revenue drop at Rupavahini was causing financial issue with difficulties in paying salaries.
Ms. Sathyangani was appointed Rupavahini Chairman when Mangala Samaraweera was the Media Minister. As President Sirisena has publicly declared, the media portfolio was removed from Minister Samaraweera after a request from Prime Minister Wickremesinghe.
(Source: Sunday Times)
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When will these two idi*** go away from the political scene?
Their presence in leadership is causing untold hardship including hypertension and depression to the masses.
Both of them are brainless, one should go for psych treatment while the other is senile.
The earlier they dissapear, the better off the nation will be.
Please read the following:
“Last Tuesday, after the end of the weekly ministerial meeting, both Premier Wickremesinghe and Minister and UNP Chairman Kabir Hashim met President Sirisena over the same issue. When they went to see him in the President’s upstairs office, President Sirisena was engaged in a conversation with United National Party (UNP) deputy leader Sajith Premadasa”.
The Pamb*** is continuing to try divide the UNP by talking directly to the brainless son of RP. He wants to make the son of RP, the PM and the UNP’s brainless followeres of the son of RP will help the Pamb*** show majority in Parliament.
You have hit the nail on the head.
The leaders should follow your advice.
The Cut throat King, the great liar RW, the outadetd King of Medamulana and the senile Mr Sampanth should all board a Navy vessel and when it reaches shark infested waters, they should all hold hands and jump into the ocean.
That is the best gift they can give this nation.
Why are these leaders who are paid by the taxpayers fighting each other?
Are they having conflicting interests?
Both want to occupy the King’s Golden Chair at the next elections.
We, the people of Sri Lanka, do not want any of these two dumbheads at the next elections.