5 July, 2022


Liyanage Removed From BBC Sinhala Sandeshaya

Head of the BBC Sinhala Service, Priyath Liyanage has been removed form the Sinahala Service Colombo Telegraph can reveal today.

Priyath Liyanage

Priyath Liyanage

Dejan Radojevic from the South Asia Hub will be leading the Sinhala Service, a BBC spokesperson, Paul Rasmussen told Colombo Telegraph today.

The BBC probe into all aspects of its Sinhala Service’s activities is still proceeding, Colombo Telegraph learns. The BBC Sinhala Service journalists are being asked by the BBC to participate in the ongoing investigation accompanied by lawyers or trade union representatives if they wish and some of them have already given evidence to the inquiry panel.

BBC is yet to reply why he has been removed.

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Latest comments

  • 5

    Like the British MPs, have they
    also been bought over?

  • 3

    @pearl thevanayagam – November 21

    “Pryath was a victim of in group rivalry since he held an unenviable piosition as the Head of sinhala Service at BBC World Service. He is an innocent victim of those who wnated to step into his shes. . I am sure BBC will serve him justice when all this nonsense of some stage manged coup against him dies down and he is once more re-instated as Head of Sinhala Service”

    Looking forward to BREAKING NEWS from Pearl and Pryath.

  • 2

    [Edited out]

  • 3

    truth is a conflict of interest to the bbc

  • 3

    I am sure that Priyath Liyanage has been propagating the Sinhala Buddhist extremist views using the BBC.
    Also many in the BBC Sinhala service must have been doing the same as their head: They all carry the distorted Mahavamsa mind set, don’t they?

    • 1

      Si,Si si, yes..

      Another one bites the dust

      And another one gone, and another one gone.

      `Gooo`ta `Booo`ts, I’m gonner get you too!!

  • 0

    Merry Christmas, Priyath!

  • 0

    What has happend to Chandana K Bandara?
    The seemingly righteous, brave journo
    who said he was incorruptible. He sought
    a million rupees from the Sri Lanka
    government. Where is he now?

  • 1

    The lesson at the end of the day – twisting the news
    and doctoring the views will not serve. It gets

    First, the UK MPs were bought over with cash rewards,
    air tickets and luxury holidays. Then the once highly
    credible Sandeshaya fell for this trap. Those running
    the show found more Sterling Pounds to play around and
    forgot about their sacred duty. The service will soon
    be closed down. It is shameful it has to happen for the
    only reason of corruption.

  • 0

    The fact that Chandana Keerthi Bandara
    applied for a Sri Lanka Government loan
    is proof that he would be heavily obliged
    and bent towards the regime.

    This alone would have been enough for the
    BBC high ups to determine where his
    professional loyalties lay. Why did they
    keep quiet?

    For many many months Sandeshaya reports
    have been angled towards government. The
    tilt was very evident but the fools at
    Bush House were unaware they were being
    taken for a good bullock cart ride by
    Priyath, Chandana and other bulls in
    media clothing.

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