17 October, 2017

Sirasa Backs Off From Fight, Tells Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri Not To Come For ‘Satana’

Sirasa TV has apparently got cold feet over critical remarks by Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri and has withdrawn the invitation extended to him to take part in the weekly panel discussion, ‘Satana’ (Battle).

Dewasiri called for a boycott of the station following what he considered to be unethical media practice with respect to a news item concerning Basil Rajapaksa, but when invited to take part in ‘Satana,’ posted on Facebook that the effort should be collective.

Fellow academic, Dr. Kumudu Kusum Kumara responding on Facebook asked Dewasiri if he would take up the issue on this programme, to which he (Dewasiri) responded in the affirmative. Subsequently, Sirasa TV has called Dewasiri and told him not to come for the panel discussion.

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  • 19
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    I respect this Dr that much. Nor DJ or anyone but this particular HISTORIAN has always been telling the truth. I wish to see the kind of academics in lanken forums not just once in few months, but on a regular manner.All other like minded interllectuals should come forward to build up the society can help us further. More awareness .. i mean healthy awareness through discussions can help reocver lanken kind of stagnated, misled societies. He is one of the few interllectuals to have sensed the truths and facts about lanken society.

    He reiterated, people will need more time, they should first learn to differentiate issues through longer discussions. Discussions culture is no familiar to them. So , they start criticising ANYTHING and everything today, but attacking YAHAPALANAYA: Not many are clear what YAHA PALANAYA, now it has added to lanken voccabulary as a funny word.
    Wimal Buruwanse and the like men laugh at it pointing finger at it. Can you imagine guys ?

    Like an ENDERA can tame MEEHARAK, the society is filled with WIMALs and UDAYA Gonthadipilas to mislead at its way.

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      LEELAGEMALLI

      RE: Sirasa Backs Off From Fight, Tells Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri Not To Come For ‘Satana’

      Are all of them at Sirsira afraid of Gota and MaRa MaRa Chau MaRa AmaNa MaRa? Is it their stolen funds they are afraid f?

      See below.

      https://www.facebook.com/dailyceylonsinhala/videos/1069569189833068/

      Says what the state of affairs was.

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        This link revealed a lot Amarasiri.

        Lanken folks were abused by Rajapakshe brothers and their power struggle. The kind of struggle was known from Lybia at the time Gadafi was in power. And where there were dictatorships or alike leaderships. People have no idea so long MEDIA covered almsot everything in favour of Rajapkashe dynasty. Today, even if Gota may be waiting to get support from his brother, his brother MR seems to be ignoring him but own son. All these men have tasted the power to some extent and now being like dogs that would not survive their favourite foods.
        Now Gota is secretly making his way to politics WITH that Nalaka Punchihewa, and several others being sent to UNHRC. Also he had abused PAHANA program run by that Charls brother just Gota thought that can be a podium him to rise up. All in all, sofar, Gota has failed to ourreach masses.
        Media should do the job for him.

    • 1
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      Yes, this is one of the good and truth article about the situation.

      But no many seem to have added their comments even if other articles filled with over 50 sofar.

      This alone prove, that people in general have no affinity to truth in this country.

      They just go after any gossps so viral but not into SERIOUS thoughts about the society.

      I respect this particular Dr. Dewasiri. I believe the kind of DONS are the rarity in our society.

    • 1
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      WE NEED GOOD POLITICIANS,

      WE NEED ALSO UNBIASED MEDIA MEN. (Why SIRASA took that long to reveal about RAJAPKASHE most abusive man ?)

      BOTH SEEM TO BE FAR FROM LANKEN CONTEXT: This is a sad situation but people just hope. I have lost my hopes .. we have to wait longer than we thought.

      So WE THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE HOPELSS

    • 0
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      YOU MEAN THAT D J [Dr Disco Jokey]??????????????

  • 19
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    No Audio.
    Anyway What ranjith said is true. Unethical media practice! Mangala, ranil, RK, now laksman kiriella were at the receiving end by the Journos of Sirasa.

    Under whose patronage is Sirasa dancing so much????? Why Why

    • 28
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      Mafia Killi Maharaja has secured slots to broadcast via the President. Shady dealings. In excahnge, Sirasa protects and builds Sirisena’s image. While annihilating RW and Co. Killi has long running ties to corrupt Premadasa clan. Maria Kade Sajith is being prepared for the throne in SL by Sirasa, on one sunny day in the future. Killi can reap handsome rewards, if and when that happens. What a corrupt country we live in. Good luck to you all!

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        Killi and sakkliliyas of various nature have manipuled lanken media by date.

        So truths and facts are aside.

        Peoples mind sets have been manipulated by filling subjective thougths than the objective ones.
        I believe, the current govt has achieved a lot, though much more to be achieved.
        No such positive statements have been made by SAKKILI MEDIA men.

        In the same manner, they had been somehow no 100% against Rajapakshe.
        Even today, they sirasa are no FULLY against Raja
        Their critics should be balanced. More about BOND scame but less about Rajapakshe BILLION high profile money grabs. Why ?

    • 4
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      Rohan Gunaratna ,

      Yes Sir , how can I help you ?

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      Lakshman Kiriella is also in the same gang of Ranil, CBK, Mangala and PENTHOUSE RAVI. they all are there to establish a CATALONIA in Sri lanka. By now, in a decent society where the law and justice prevails, Ranil should be questioned by Law enforcement.

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    Everyone knows what a kind of a shameless thief Basil Raja is. NOT NEWS! However, Sirasa just confirmed to the whole nation what a corrupt, unethical media business it is. “Journalist(s)” who read that charge sheet against Basil Raja on live TV should have done so with out his pants. Standing naked right in front of his almighty BOSS, Mafia King Killi Maharaja. He is not even a SL citizen, I heard. Already flawed democracy in SL is being even more corrupted by these powerful media groups. Their power is ever so apparent. So brazen, they don’t even try to hide it. They think they own this country. Already stupid Sri Lankans are being made even more stupid. TIME HAS COME TO UNDO THEIR POWER! Hold them accountable and transparent. Right to broadcast is a privilege that should be held to extremely high standards. Cheers!

    • 13
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      Bennie,

      which MEDIA instituation is doing it unbiased today ?

      They the sirasa has forgotten their past.

      Instead of taking the side of people, these men as media PROS of politicians, worsen lanken sorciety.

      They all want LANKENS TO STAY AS PUNNAKKU eaters than rising their heads.

      We the lankens are caught by MEDIA mafia than anything else today.

  • 12
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    Sirasa is no far better to MOST ABUSIVE Derana and Hiru nalikas.

    Sirasa makes every efforts to be the best, but they have been belittling today s achievements.

    Gammadda or an yother progaramms they have been carrying out should have backthoughts. I really dont know the very same men stayed like clay fed crocodiles prior to 2015.

    Shameless Sirasa dares to utter that they had even then been open to the people.

    Diluting the media freedom given today, Sirasas has been showing their abusive nature.

    Dherana and Hiru are beyond all ethics and morals, but promoting FORMER thugs on broad day light. Their trips to Korea and Italy are to collect funds for them.
    Dherana is the most abusive among all PVT channels existing in the country.

  • 19
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    Hiru, Derana and Sirasa for the past 12 years there journalism is real garbage.
    Every channel have there bloody dirty hidden agendas.

  • 13
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    Gambedda or gemba or sirasa sahana yathra are all to fool the village folks by Sirasa.
    Derana Hiru and now Swarnavahini dirty media ethics.

  • 11
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    Its not only Sirasa its also Derana and Island. The agents of these two media go on attacking the Yahapalana Govt members with unsubstantiated media reports. These media do not do fact check. They publish all lies split out by JO members. The media have a duty to fact check any statement which they put out. If they cannot fact check then they have to present a foot note to say they have not fact checked the message. The media have a duty to do this. Derana especially and also Island block all comments on the articles they publish if it is against Mahinda Rajapakse, his family and JO. This is unfair. There should be legal barriers to stop this nonsense.

    • 6
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      Current STATE affairs seem to have no control over media prostitution.

      Perhaps the kind of Paparazzos can only be tamed by the methods that Mr Medamulana had been practising on day and night.

      I heard myself former Prez saying, if journos would get him bad guys, Mahinda would destroy them or so.

      MEDIA controls everything in the country today. MEDIA has become MAFIA number 1

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      To be fair, I don’t think Island purposely publish unsubstantiated media reports. Island does not have provision for comments on their websites and hence an issue of blocking comments does not arise. They publish letters to the editor.

  • 8
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    Everybody knows who Basil Rajapaksha is and other Rajapaksha’s and their henchman are. That is the reason why 6.2 milion goes against Rajapshas. This same Sirasa was afraid to mention Rajapaksha name and instead they use beep…..beep….in News telecasts when Rajapaksha was in power. Now this Almighty Maha Raja and his 2.50 Jonors are targeting Ranil and Kiriella. This Maha Rajas “Kasala Sodaka” jonor did not challenge about the transmissions that they got from Yahapalana President. He never utter a word about that and we saw only insulting part. It is the right time that somebody should thought a lesson or two about media ethics and how to use transmissions belongs to General Public. This can call as Media prostitution. We remember Sirasa promoting Sajith Premadasa against Ranil to divide the UNP. Watch Sirasa Satana and questions these so called 2.50 Journalists asking from Politicians.

    Electronic Media such as Derana, Hiru and print media such as Divaina, Island are behaving other way around. They always telecast only adverse parts of Govt. and allocate lot of Air Space to cover voice cuts of JO members.
    Media and Voice cut Journalists should know that General public is not “Punnakku” eaters.

  • 2
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    The predicament is , these media Gurus are all trying to become masters
    all of a sudden with the newly born ‘ YAHAPALANA DAD’S freedom son !
    It’s like trying to eat the whole plate in one gulp . Just about two and half
    year old ALL NEW DEMOCRACY BABY of “yahapalana marale,” how much
    can it cope ? Corruption , fraud , protests , strikes , robberies , scams ,
    hackers , Mara,Bara,Gora and Nara and you name it ! And the funny part
    is thieves coming t catch thieves ! And the funniest is , some medias are
    trying to fill the gap of GOOD GOVERNANCE ! Come on paradise come on !

  • 7
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    Sirasa is not an impartial TV channel, not any more. It destroys the values and principles of free media by selecting subjectively what the owners (Maharajah) want the audience to believe as news. I’m surprised the way it has been acting for the last few years especially after Maitreepala sirisena came to power. Do they think that protecting MS is news, public affairs? Do they think that getting undue favors through MS’s connections is healthy under democracy? The day seems to be not far away when thugs like Mervyn Silva’s attack on Sirasa is justified by the very opponents of that attack.

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    If Ranil.W. had the same uncouth personality as MaRa, Kili Maharajah would now be in a cage. Who knows,Ranil W.sooner or later will be pushed to say enough is enough and then walk up to the cage and ask Pettho Buth Kevatha?

  • 2
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    Not surprised why they got roughened up a bit. TRASH TV!!!!!!

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      This trash TV has a fat arsed fat bellied fellow called Farookali or something, with a phoney accent which drives even cockroaches up the wall….

  • 3
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    There are another two cheap media persons that i want to add into this sakkili media gang, one is rangana who is doing pattara wisttara in mudduku style in hiru tv & chathura in derana

  • 0
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    Sirasa and sister electronic media are not just news media. They have their obligations to the business empire that runs them.
    Sirasa has for long unethically meddled in the affairs of certain political parties for dubious reasons. It also ‘owns’ quite a few politicians across the political spectrum, some of whom it promotes shamelessly.
    *
    We talk of not mixing religion and politics, but seldom comment when business and politics mix.
    Several decades ago, the main print media were effectively UNP-controlled until the Dawasa group entered the fray, and later the Divayina group.
    Many do not know how news was massaged and manipulated well into the 1960’s to keep out of power anything that was even vaguely Left.
    A process of correction has now left us with new media monsters.
    The Tamil media make another tragic story.
    Freedom of the Press is of little value when the big players are terribly manipulative.

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