May 22, 2017

Rivira sealed

The Rivira newspaper office in Maradana, Colombo, has been sealed due to a court order, reports say.

The office was located in a building owned by a one Dr. Ranasinghe, who had sought legal redress, citing that the company had failed to pay the rent.

The judiciary had initially granted a relief period to settle the dues. However, since it was not settled when the case was taken up on May 17, the judiciary has ordered to evict the 'Rivira' staff from the building.

Upon contacting an editorial member of the newspaper, he said that though the eviction was not an issue, the immediate nature of the eviction had inconvenienced the staff.

He added that a group of individuals has been summoned to premises to throw their office belongings out.

Under this backdrop, it is highly likely that the staff won't be able to publish tomorrow's (23) edition of the newspaper, he further said.