Four days after Colombo Telegraph challenged Rajapaksa state media Daily News Editor Rajpal Abeynayake to name the online publication he attacked in disparaging language in an editorial entitled CESSPIT DESPERADOES DISTORT DN COMMENT, there has been no response.
Colombo Telegraph promised to take the necessary steps to address his concerns if the Editor of the Daily News names the website he makes reference to and sends the clarification he wishes. “We ask only that he refrains from making defamatory remarks that he is unable to substantiate and engages in a constructive and civilised manner. This is after all, not the Ceylon Daily News,” Colombo Telegraph said in its challenge.
For reasons best known to himself, the Daily News Editor has chosen to refuse to name those he criticised in foul language of having distorted his editorial comment.