Mar 19, 2017

Mentally sick officials shames SLRC

Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation’s (SLRC) image has been tarnished due to a few arrogant and mentally sick officials attached to the news division, employees complained.

Never in the 35 year history of SLRC like at present that such undisciplined set of persons had taken the power onto their hands and harass news room permanent staff, they alleged.

In a recent unruly incident a part time officer working on piece rate basis as an English news reader/ copy editor has created a scene by threatening a permanent assistant producer using abusive language bringing disgrace to the SLRC, they said.

No action has been taken against this mentally sick person who was instrumental in removing an innocent female English news reader from the panel some time back.

This female news reader has lodged a complaint to the mass media minister Gayantha Karunathilake exposing all his attempts to gain his inferior desires.

In her letter to the minister she has requested the minister to conduct an impartial inquiry to ascertain his suitability to edit English bulletins and read news.

The standard of the bulletins cannot be maintained by allowing such sick persons to handle English news , trade unions complained.

Meanwhile attention of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) was drawn towards the rating level of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation which showed a decline from a higher level to the 7th place.

How can a place with full of infighting among officials get high rating, employees asked.

These matter have already brought to the notice of the SLRC Chairman by trade union members but no action has been taken so far

COPE has recommended the formulation of a transparent mechanism by obtaining the support of a board of experts under the state intervention.

The attention of the committee was also drawn towards the financial loss of Rs.371 million which has been occurred for the year 2015 and towards the client’s debtor balances which had not been settled during the period from 01 month to 05 years.