Capital Maharaja chairman and managing director R. Rajamahendran, aka Killi Maharaja, has made the appointment after ‘Mawima’ owner Tiran Alles was remanded.
The Sirasa Media Network is partial towards president Maithripala Sirisena.
‘Mawbima’ editorial consultant Thushara Gunaratne and ‘Irida Mawbima’ editor, popular political analyst Upul Joseph Fernando, resigned recently.
They have now joined the media network to be launched by Arjun Aloysius, who became a well-known figure after the Central Bank bond issue.
A newspaper by this new media network is intended to support UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at a presidential election.
Its coordinator is minister Ravi Karunanayake.