The editor of the Sunday Observer fearing his loss of employment got it right this time around and published a photograph of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe seated in the VVIP enclosure at the 72nd Bradby Shield rugby encounter played between Royal and Trinity Colleges at the Royal Sports Complex held last Saturday.
A smiling premier was snapped by the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited’s photographer and published this time around with the photo caption that read ” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a keen spectator at the Bradby Shield first leg played at the Royal Sports Complex yesterday”.
Earlier in March, the Sunday Observer Sports Editor and veteran journalist Callistus Davy was sent home for not carrying the picture of the Premier at the concluded 137th Royal Thomian cricket encounter which Royal College went on to win.
Davy paid a heavy price when he opted to carry the photograph of the historic moment and the match winning hit, rather than mug shot of Premier Wickremesinghe handing over the D.S.Senanayake Shield to the winning Royal College skipper.
Meanwhile Daham Sirisena the son of President Maithripala Sirisena and a Royalist himself, was a notable absentee at the VVIP enclosure.