21 September, 2020

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Senior Editors Of Ceylon Today Resigned In A Battle Over Editorial Independence

By Colombo Telegraph –

Several other editors of Ceylon Today  resigned, in a battle over editorial independence and to show their solidarity to sacked staffers. Senior editors including it’s deputy editors Dharisha Bastians and Wlison Gnadass, journalist Rasika Jayakody and journalist Dinidu de Alwis. The move came after the sacking of it’s editorial director Lalith Alahakkon and chief graphic artist Wasntha Siriwardena. The news paper is owned by the opposition MP Tiran Alles.

Meanwhile press freedom activist  Hana Ibrahim who has not resigned over editorial independence issue is to appoint as the editor in chief. She is the former secretary of the media rights organisation, the Free Media Movement.

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    The media is in as big a mess as every other sector of society.

    If tehse are the people who are supposed to preach to politicians regarding the value of good rule, we are in a pretty bad soup!

    CT- thank you for focussing on the media. More self or internal critiques like this should come from the media itself.

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    Start one of your own, there are many who would support you,in the meantime I wonder what is happening to the Balumgala Team?

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