20 June, 2019

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Media Secretary In Latest Stunt Storms Into Rupavahini, Demands Apology

Newly appointed Mass Media Secretary, Nimal Bopage was involved in yet another stunt on Friday morning, after he allegedly stormed into the office of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and demanded it’s hierarchy and employees to apologise to him for carrying an unfavourable news item on him.

Nimal Bopage

Nimal Bopage

Highly places sources said that a furious Bopage had walked into Rupavahini, summoned the staff, including it’s chairman and had demanded they apologise to him after a presenter at the television station had reportedly read out an article during the ‘Ada (Today) – News paper Review’ programme which said that Bopage was to be removed from his ministerial position.

The staff had however refused to apologise to the ministry secretary.

Meanwhile, when Colombo Telegraph contacted Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Ravi Jayawardena, he denied any such incident and said that Bopage only visited the Rupavahini office to discuss official matters in his current capacity as the new secretary to the ministry of mass media. “No, no nothing like this happened. He came to meet us and discuss matters pertaining to our functions, as he just took over office as secretary only recently,” Jayawardena said.

Bopage has come under heavy criticism since he took office in April, after he issued a statement without approval from the subject minister, demanding the country’s media to not give publicity to the joint opposition, and also warning that giving the joint opposition can lead to be media being legally viable. The government was quick to reject the statement, saying it was Bopage’s personal opinion, and Bopage received an earful from the Prime Minister following the incident.

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    CT, being a leading journal should not give distorted facts for public
    consumption. It was last week, media secretary , Mr. Nimal Bopage was chided by PM Ranil for issuing a statement to the press without the
    approval of the concerned minister and it is very unlikely he ordered
    the staff including the Chairman of SLRV, this week, to apologise to him for reading a statement not in favour of Mr. Bopage on the TV. How
    -ever, this matter should be either referred to the President or PM for
    a review, as arrogant rule is of the past and democracy is practised in
    this country, today. The Govt. should call the trade union leader along
    with the chairman and inquire as to what transpired on the day in question at Rupavahini.

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    Who is this Bopage..

    He seems a cool dude. to just walk in to these big ass Media Corporations to tell them what he wants.

    I wish some of those Secretaries in the West walked in to FOX & NYT and did the same.

    By taking cue from Bopage’s ultimate Boss, who just gave a pep talk to fellow World Leaders on Good Governance, with the special emphasis on how “Not to do Corruption”

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      you idiot; no brains at all!

  • 4
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    Can’t our Yahapalanayas appoint decent individuals to positions befitting their expertise?

    It seems like most of MS’/RW’s appointments are highly questionable.

    Wonder what their problems are??

  • 0
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    What was this supposed to be……Yaha Yama what what Paalanaya?

  • 2
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    Another RETARD why is this Dog AliveÉ

  • 1
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    He should have been a “Mervyn Treatment” by the Rupawahini staff.

    • 2
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      Sorry It should read

      He should have given a “Mervyn Treatment” by the Rupawahini staff.

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