K.W. Janaranjana, Editor in Chief of the left-leaning weekly newspaper ‘Ravaya,’ submitted his resignation this morning (January 24, 2018), following undue pressure from his predecessor, founder editor of the paper and Chairman of the media outfit, Victor Ivan.
Colombo Telegraph learns that Janaranjana’s position was rendered untenable due to the parochial ways of Ivan who continues to wield power although officially in retirement.
Ravaya sources told Colombo Telegraph that Ivan is due to address employees at 2.00 pm today at a meeting that has been choreographed to have non-journalist staff loyal to him request that he take over as Editor once again.
Ivan and his supporters have charged that Janaranjana has approved unnecessarily large amounts of money to cover the expenses of journalists. Sources say that Ivan had on a previous occasion called for Janaranjana’s resignation. Janaranjana is said to have been relieved of administrative responsibilities prior to him submitting his resignation.
Sourced add that journalists loyal to Janaranjana may also resign shortly.
Emil van der Poorten / January 24, 2018
Rasputin back at work despite the revolution!
Bad enough the bandits and killers parading as democrats but what is worse are wolves in sheep’s clothing such as VI.
max / January 24, 2018
I am sure, its like Sira + Ranil type bogus fight. Sira and Ranil duo is in a drama to get votes but these two ‘pen-for-money’ guys must be on logger heads to split their NGO share!
Lankan No 1 / January 24, 2018
It is better Ivan takes over it .
He has been more democratic than any one else in the country.
No one can buy him with money or post ..
It is good.
CT do not a fuss about it
SRI LANKA NEEDS GOOD PEOPLE
Jim softy / January 24, 2018
Ranil gave only a clarification and he was not investigated. Some very reliable source from Galla (GALLE) says that Ranil is thinking let all others to do what every they want. Ranil collects as much as he can he leave. I think Mahinda Rajapakse has told that.
Jim softy / January 25, 2018
Victor Ivan was Pressured by Ranil and the gang. So, Victor Ivan gave away. that is the politics of the gang who were caught in the Major court for JVP. All those are same. Now, they sold the struggle for money.
Percy / January 30, 2018
Victor Ivan uses his media power to bully and intimidate people.His defamatory piece on Chandrika was obviously done at the behest of interested parties such as people tendering for contracts etc.Chandrika did deservesome of the hacking though the allegations were most likely untrue.. Much like Lasanthawho used his position to bully non political people into submission on payment of money or in kind. Before we go any further would someone donate VI a set of used dentures, he looks like reincarnation of Satan.
Asmie Mohammed / January 25, 2018
If possible closed down Ravaya for ever is better for the nation,$$$