The Editor of the Rivira newspaper, owned and operated by members of the Rajapaksa family and a group of directors including Lankan casino king Ravi Wijeratne is on a special tour of Perth, Western Australia on a package organised by controversial Australian Casino mogul James Packer, Colombo Telegraph learns.
Sisira Paranathanthri is on a special tour organised by Packer to his Crown resorts while several other Sri Lankan editors have also been offered the special tour, it is learnt.
The aim of inviting editors to Australia on the tour is to familiarise them with Crown’s activities in order to step the negative publicity for Packer’s Crown Sri Lanka project back home.
The stay will be organised at Crown Perth located on the Swan River near the city of Perth, Western Australia, owned by Packer’s Crown Ltd. The complex includes a 24-hour casino, a wide range of restaurants and bars, two hotels (the luxury 5-star Crown Metropol and 4-star Crown Promenade), a Convention Centre, nightclub, 2,300-seat theatre and 20,000-seat indoor arena.