Mar 23, 2021

'Lankadeepa' & 'Divaina' editorials at loggerheads?

The editorials of 'Lankadeepa' and 'Divaina' are said to be at loggerheads over a lead news reported similarly by both newspapers.

The news reports cited that the CID had informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate that former Western Province Governor - Azath Salley had maintained links with suspects of the Mawanella Buddha statue vandalism incident.

The 'Lankadeepa' reporter - Ms. Nimanthi Ranasinghe, has complained to her editorial superiors that the news known only to her and another journalist, had been leaked to the 'Divaina' editorial by the staff in the night shift.

She has complained about this to the newspaper editor - Siri Ranasinghe and News Editor - Ajantha Kumara Agalakada.

Accordingly, the 'Lankadeepa' is to conduct an internal inquiry with regard to the matter.

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