Rajapaksa henchmen Rajpal Abeynayake – Editor of Daily News and Dinesh Weerawansa – Editor of Sunday Observer have vansihed into thin air since the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.
The two Editors who were staunch supporters of Mahinda Rajapaksa had not reported to work today and have been uncontactable since yesterday. In his editorial on Friday (9) Rajpal had written that the Opposition victory is ‘a figment of the imagination of various interested parties’. Rajpal’s Twitter account has also been inactive since January 8.
Similar situations have emerged in other state media including the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and the ITN where most of the top ranking officials have left their positions.
Chairman of SLBC Hudson Samarasinghe and Deputy General Manager of ITN Sudharman Radaliyagoda, who has two oustansing warrants in his name have also reportedly fled the country.