PM admits he shared information to media when CBK was President

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today admitted that he shared information with the media when Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga (CBK) was President.

Rajapaksa said that when he used to attend Government meetings, the then female President (Chandrika Bandaranaike) used to say he was the reporter in the Government.

Mahinda Rajapaksa served as a Cabinet Minister and later Prime Minister during Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s tenure as President.

Rajapaksa said he told the then President that he was the Editor and not the reporter as he shared information after editing the information and making sure it does not harm him or the ruling party.

The Prime Minister expressed these views at the launch of an insurance scheme for journalist today.

Rajapaksa also said that every-time the media was attacked his Government took steps to protect journalists.

The Prime Minister said that it is an art to be able to work closely with the media.

He said if the Government strengthens the media then the media will strengthen the Government.

The Prime Minister also insisted that his Government never hid anything from the media. (Colombo Gazette)

4 COMMENTS

  1. We, the average Sri Lankans are supposed to be more literate than Indians. But our inherent kindness, tolerance, understanding and sympathy for others are blunted by fiery speeches of hate mongers harping on language, race, religion, caste and class differences for their own survival. Media too played a role scratching each others’ backs. Today they not only survived, but they are thriving so much, that we have sympathy for a stray dog, but not for a fellow human. Is it the achievement of hate mongers and the media or the failure of human value? Sadly though even religious teachings took a terrible blow, and are used to kindle hatred, not to spread love.

  2. The country has been going backward since these fools start to govern the country. What is the significant achievement in the last 73 years? Fools talk about winning the Asia’s longest brutal civil war but they don’t feel shame for creating the war and fighting it for more than three decades. The leaders are not wise, likewise media personnel are not wise to enlighten the leaders and public. Basically, fools are backing like minded people :—)))

  3. Another Rajapaksa miracle is how EXPOLANKA HOLDINGS PLC a worthless share with horrible fundamentals and no asset value at all is being pumped to give the impression the stock market is doing great!
    Feel sorry for all those who are going to get caught holding this worthless share when the market manipulators dump and cash out.

    If the stock market is truly doing good we would be seeing shares like JOHN KEELLS HOLDINGS PLC that has good asset value and fundamentals peaking.

    Yet another miracle of Asian!

    • Pump and Dump; you hit the nail on the head. Won’t be long before “mum and dad” investors are left lamenting.

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