President Rajapaksa to have US style media briefing room

By Easwaran Rutnam

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is to have a US style media briefing room for him and his spokesman to brief journalists.

The media briefing room will be fully equipped for selected journalists to attend and ask questions from the President or his the President’s Spokesman.

President’s Spokesman Kingsly Rathnayaka told reporters that the briefing room will be used to directly communicate with the media and try and prevent the spread of misinformation.

He said that weekly press conferences will be held where selected journalists from the print and electronic media will be invited.

Rathnayaka said that the media briefing will also be made available for journalists to attend virtually.

The President’s Spokesman said that the new Presidential Media Centre will also be linked with the Presidential Secretariat to ensure all the required information is made available during media briefings.

The US President operates a briefing room where his spokesman holds daily press conferences while the President attends on special occasions. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Never let it be said that the Rajapaksa’s don’t suffer from delusions of grandeur or self importance.

    My first question: How can you justify pardoning a murderer sentenced to death and, then add “ insult to injury” by appointing him Chairman of the Housing Development Authority ?

    My second question: What is the point of having highly qualified people in Sri Lanka, if, all appointments to State Corporations et cetera, are incompetent political cronies.

    My third question: How many Rajapaksa’s are the tax payers of this country expected to feed ?

    My fourth question: Can any of you low life paddy cultivators even “ lie straight in
    bed” ?

  2. Is this necessary for a country that survives on foreign loans and begging wealthy countries to combat COVID 19?

  3. Prime Minister has betrayed the people by giving high profile jobs to unqualified people. Some men never learn, I thought he has learnt a lesson in 2015.

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