The government sources say over Rs. One billion outstanding payments that were to be paid to state owned media during the Rajapaksa regime, are yet to be settled by government departments and institutions.
According to the Media ministry sources payments to the following state-owned media have been defaulted:
Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) – Rs. 206.1 million
Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) – Rs. 51.7 million
Associated Newspapers Ceylon Limited (ANCL) – Rs. 124.9 million
ITN – Rs. 89.2
Wasantham TV – Rs. 4 million
Wasantham Radio – Rs. 11 million
Lakhanda radio – Rs. 6 million
State printing corporation – Rs. 592.6 million
A source who prefers not to be named, says most payments that remain outstanding are for publishing Rajapaksa’s advertisements. The government institutions that have defaulted on the payments will be notified and inquiries would be carried out in order to specify the on what the expenses have been made, the source further said.