Dec 06, 2018

Bhakthi reveals reason for Rivira closure (Video) Featured

The Rivira newspaper was forced to be closed due to interventions of its previous administration, former news editor of the publication - Bhakthi Dharmapriya said.

Speaking to 'Sri Lanka Mirror' he was responding to claims raised by Dumeera Dharmawardena, a former director of Rivira Media Consultants.

He had blamed Mr. Dharmapriya and provincial councillor - Priyanka Jayasekera for the newspaper's closure.

Mr. Dharmapriya further said :

Meanwhile, the plan to recruit former chief editor of 'Rivira' - Ramesh Warallegama as the Editor of the 'Aruna' daily publication, has been halted, reports say.

Although the recruitment was initially underway on a request made by Mr. Ramesh himself, another candidate has now been tipped for the post, internal sources from the 'Aruna' newspaper say.

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