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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