21 June, 2024


Sri Lankan Media Breaks Silence On Sirisena Brat

The Daily Mirror website in a surprising twist decided to break the censorship of all other Sri Lankan mainstream media houses, when they carried a story titled “Daham Sirisena Justifies His Trip To UN” regarding the first son junket Daham Sirisena‘s trip to the United Nations which is currently being funded by tax payers money.

Daham Sirisena - Pasikudah | File photo

Daham Sirisena – Pasikudah | File photo

Not a single mainstream media house reported Daham Sirisena’s visit to the UN up until this point as of yesterday, as hundreds of Sirisena supporters began to criticize Colombo Telegraph website for breaking and following up the news regarding his visit propped up by a sense of pure nepotism that went wild on social media.

An avid reader of Colombo Telegraph sent in an email citing “friend of mine who works for the Daily Mirror said she had been reading the Daily Mirror website regularly, but never knew that Daham Sirisena was in the US attending the current UN conference. How can she know anything of this sort as Daily Mirror never carried anything regarding the Daham saga has created thus far” concluded the Colombo Telegraph reader.

“The main stream media failed to raise this particular nepotism issue, as it focused on mainly raising issues that blamed the the former Rajapksa regime instead” said our reader.

Writing to Colombo Telegraph media researcher Nalaka Gunawardene said; “The Daham@UN episode has shown up our mainstream media as well. None of them had the courage to comment on this matter, or at least report the widespread social media condemnation of it. For some, the first time they ever mentioned it was when they carried Daham’s ‘explanation’ on Facebook.”

“Is it because our media has been suppressed for too long that, even now, they cover the President, his family and other political leaders with too much deference? Why do most of our media treat the head of state as a feudal lord — when the incumbent has said he does not wish to be treated as such?” he questioned.

“Is it that parrots who have been caged for a decade do not want to fly away when released, so they just hover around repeating what the former master/captor taught?” he further asked.

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  • 19

    It’s magic for these frogs in the well who come out of their hiding places to gain exposure and live the superficial life at the government’s expense. A bunch of low life pin heads. And the majority of the local people are spineless illiterate enablers.

  • 10

    Sri Lankan so called media are a bunch of nitwit’s. Frankly a bunch of small minded illiterate johnnies who don’t have any idea of how to do their job or follow up. From top to bottom, clueless.

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    • 2

      I asked a very pertinent question. Those have been edited out! They were not extreme by any means ! I am surprised, to say theleast.

  • 1

    Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko surprised some onlookers by taking his 11-year-old son to the UN General Assembly in New York.
    Kolya was photographed posing with his father alongside Barack and Michelle Obama at a reception for the summit on Monday.
    But he was not just there for the sandwiches.
    Kolya also joined world leaders in the seats of the general assembly hall as his father addressed delegates from around the world.\\

    Lukashenko is a autocratic pro Russian Dictator. MR visited Belarus probably for deals.

    So if it ok for Lukashenko it is ok for Sirisena. I DOUBT IF BELARUS MEDIA WILL DARE TALK ABOUT THIS. See photo in the link

  • 1

    Dear Son Daham, You are standing in front of a ‘great opportunity’ for beyond other kids of your age.
    Take a lesson from ‘hermit crabs’. They do not try to hang on to a shell beyond their scope. As it grows it keeps changing the shell, and survive to the end.
    I think you just got sucked into a black hole; watch your steps in the future.
    P Chandriks’s children used the opportunity well. P Mahinda’s wasted the opportunity. And you….remained to be seen.

  • 1

    Media is silent on liberalization of services sector under CEPA. Forget about Sirisena brat. Focus on future of Sri Lankan students who will enter the job market. If “Movement of Natural Persons” and “National Treatment” are not addressed and protective measures are not introduced to relevant legislation, our youngsters will find foreigners grabbing all jobs in the services sector. When it comes to Human Resource Management, private sector will find English speaking foreigners who are prepared to work for low salaries are better suited. Daham Sirisena will find a job in UK.

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