By Colombo Telegraph –
Sunday Leader had its fancy relaunch on thursday at the newly refurbished race course ball room. Notable absentees were Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Basil Rajapaksa, the Chairman Lal Wickremetunge and the chief guest Mahinda Rajapaksa .
Sajithe Premadasa sang songs to the tunes of a western band. New owner Asanga Seneviratne had got the services of a reporter from another newspaper to criticise the previous editor Frederica Jansz on the mike and followed by an intro of the new editor sakuntala Perera someone or the other. A presentation showed highlighted that “some incident happened” in 2009. They couldn’t even mention late Editor Lasantha Wickremetunge’s name. None of the staff of the Old Leader were present.