Ranil warns media, says he is prepared to take them on

RanilPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today warned some private media institutions over their conduct and said that he is prepared to take them on if they do not correct themselves.

In what the Prime Minister’s office said was a “special statement” made at Sirikotha, Wickremesinghe accused a private newspaper and a private television channel of working against him.

He said that the newspaper had pushed to remove him as party leader when he was in the opposition and now continues to make allegations in other ways through their news reporting.

The Prime Minister also accused the private television station of working for former President Mahinda Rajaapksa.

“We are not prepared to leave room for these things,” he said.

He said he will not leave room for these media institutions to go against the mandate given by the people.

The Prime Minister also accused the Government Medical Officer’s Association (GMOA) of engaging in politics instead of doing their duty.

He accused the GMOA of supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa when the former Government was in power.

The Prime Minister says the GMOA is now speaking against trade deals being discussed between Sri Lanka and India but the Government will go ahead with those deals as it has the mandate to do so. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Mr Prime Minister, whether you like it or not putting up with the media is a part of good governance and democracy :–)))))

    Unless you have decided to follow the Western countries’ rubber stamp democracy. The Australian media refused to publish even one of my articles or comments; so does the diaspora media. The Australian government deleted my citizenship due my writings on my website, but nobody came to rescue me, not even Tamil diaspora. Still the Australian government refuses to give a reason for its barbaric act. I don’t thing I would have gone through this much hardships, if I am a Sinhalese. I am sure Sinhalese people won’t let their people suffer this much. Tamil diaspora leaders allowed thousands of people to die, would they care about my hardships? Few centuries have passed still the Australians haven’t acknowledged the Aboriginal people as the true owners of the land through their constitution. But they are the great preachers of good governance, democracy and human rights.

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