31 October, 2020

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Observer Editor Saves Job By Publishing Ranil’s Picture

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.Ranil @ Bradby Shield rugby

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    Its almost 50 days since the Royal-Thomian cricket match was concluded and Calistus Davy the Editor of the Sunday Observer is still there.Thats what Ranil is made of. If he was “gunning” for the Editor he would have sacked him immediately but Ranil is made of sterner stuff and he did not stoop to that low degree of revenge for not featuring him at the Royal/Thomian presentation. Ranil is a dignified politician humble and honest. He has proved his mettle.
    The Editor should have featured the PM at the Royal/Thomian presentation since he is the Prime Minister and also a distinguished Old Royalist and an important personality at that occasion. It would have been like “Hamlet without the Prince”. However Ranil the perfect gentleman did not take offence unlike some politicos of the previous regime
    The media tried to spotlight this even but it seemed to have backfired !!!

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      The editor of the Sunday Observer

      RW picture is better than MaRa’s picture. What is the problem? MaRa is still paying you from the stolen billions?

      How many times did you publish MaRa MaRa Chatu Mara’s Picture?

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        Amare, you still shit on CT pages with the blessings of key board heros who continues put likes to your shit noh! Keep it up. Bdw, pls rush to FCID and give all the info that you KNOW about MaRa’s ‘stolen’ billions. And provide FCID some pics of Kirilapone on May 1st. Because that gathering surely is MaRa’s property.

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      Can CT clarify.

      Colin states that Davy is still working.

      CT states he was removed some time ago.

      Clarification required. Thanks.

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    MARA must be a real superman; a real hit-man; a man like no other! Nobody can destroy his image no matter what you do, he gets onto the stage at the right time like a teenager running after a beautiful chick, with a smart smile up to his ears!
    RanilW, My3, many Yahapalakayas and Amarasiri et al say he stole billions but nobody has found nor can find a penny! Where did he hide this huge amount of money; it is not just a dollar or two but billions. Since the US has discontinued its Million Dollar Bill a long time ago MARA can not use it either. Therefore, can somebody check SiriKotha since MARA knows that nobody would check it there?

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      [Edited out]

    • 8
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      Better a Yahapalakaya than a Rajapakaya

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    To all Sri Lankans!
    MARA must be a real superman; a real hit-man; a man like no other! No wonder Prabha and his LTTE knelt down before MARA because he represents DEATH for opponents! Nobody can destroy his image no matter what you do, he appears on the public stage at the right time, just like a teenager running after a beautiful chick, with a smart smile up to his ears!
    RanilW, My3, many Yahapalakayas and Amarasiri et al say he stole billions but nobody has found nor can find a penny! Where did he hide this huge amount of money; it is not just a dollar or two but billions. Since the US has discontinued its Million Dollar Bill a long time ago MARA can not use it either. Therefore, can somebody check SiriKotha since MARA knows that nobody would check it there?

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    [Edited out]

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    Not a word in this piece about the Bradby First Leg result!
    A Priority mix-up eh?

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    @BBSRep
    I can clarify that the editor was suspended (with pay) and have been told he can report back in June.I will This I know because I personally know Davy.

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    Please DO NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS that he published a picture to save his job. He cant do any of that while being suspended.Just a kind request to report responsibly. No need to put more coal to the fire.

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