The new management of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) has approved 40 illegal appointments and transfers made by the fake government, Colombo Telegraph learns.
Among them are trade unions activists affiliated with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLFP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLPP) who supported the constitutional coup and the fake government.
The appointments were ordered by the “illegal” management of the company, headed by Wasantha Priya Ramanayaka, the Media Director of President Maithripala Sirisena who was appointed the Chairman of Lake House by the fake government.
The UNP repeatedly stated that the appointments given by the fake government would be deemed illegal and be duly overturned under a legal government led by the UNP.
Nearly a month after establishing UNP-led “legal government”, the management of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) has failed to overturn the illegal appointments, promotions and transfers.
When contacted by Colombo Telegraph, a Deputy General Manager of the company confirmed that the new management, headed by Sirisena ally Krishantha Cooray, has not overturned the new appointments and the transfers.
The Deputy General Manager added that he was not aware of the reasons for the new management’s inaction on the appointments given by the 51-day administration.
Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera re-appointed Krishantha Cooray as the Chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (SLFP) with the consent and support of President Maithripala Sirisena.