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SLRC News Desk in turmoil!

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The appointment of Indika Marasinghe, a Deputy Director of the Set and Props Unit of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), to the position of its News Director has led to an internal crisis in the SLRC.

Sources said that Marasinghe has not yet assumed duties in the new position as of yesterday (29), since he had requested the position of Deputy Director of the Set and Props Unit along with the position of News Director.

They said that there were objections by the news staff to Marasinghe when he was working as Acting News Director a few years ago. The staff members have once again expressed their opposition to Marasinghe and therefore, it is learnt that he will unlikely to accept the Director post.

Meanwhile, the staff members are also of the opinion that Tilak Mahagamage who was appointed to the position of News Director following a proper interview cannot be removed without any charges.

Mahagamage has been appointed as the Director of the Set and Props Unit when there is already a director in that unit.

Internal sources said Mahagamage, who was appointed as the News Director following an interview, cannot be demoted and given a lower position as well.

It was also reported that News Director Mahagamage has been accused of not allocating more airtime for news related to Mass Media Minister Bandula Gunawardana, but no investigation has been conducted in this regard so far.

Meanwhile, Minister Gunawardana has also been accused of removing SLRC Chairman W.B.Ganegala from his post.

It was also said that individuals within the government had expressed their displeasure towards Minister Gunawardana for removing Ganegala, who is a renowned civil servant, from the Chairman position without asking him to resign.

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Mahela and Namal Grace attend Ambani’s Wedding

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Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene and MP Namal Rajapaksa are among the invitees of Anant Ambani’s wedding

The wedding of Mukesh Ambani and Neeta Ambani’s youngest son, Anant Ambani, to Radhika Merchant has taken social media by storm, featuring some of the biggest celebrities and sporting personalities from around the globe.

Lavish wedding celebrations for the son of Asia’s richest man resumed on Saturday with a star-studded guest list including Hollywood celebrities, global business leaders, and two former British prime ministers.

Billionaire tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant and fiancée Radhika Merchant, both 29, are tying the knot this weekend in Mumbai, India, following months of pre-marriage parties.

Saturday will see a blessing ceremony during which the world’s rich and famous will greet and pay their respects to the couple at a 16,000-capacity convention center owned by the Ambani family’s conglomerate.

This will be followed by a grand party where unconfirmed reports say pop stars Drake, Lana Del Rey, and Adele are likely to perform.

(dailymirror.lk)
(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by dailymirror.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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Arthur C. Clarke Centre announces satellite launch for next year

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The Arthur C. Clarke Centre has announced plans to launch a satellite next year. 

Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit at Colombo University’s Physics Department and Chairman of the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies, emphasized the need for further infrastructure development to educate schoolchildren on satellite technology.

He made these remarks during a program focused on teaching students about satellite technology.

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Suspect in burglary of Sachithra Senanayake’s house arrested

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Police have apprehended a suspect involved in the burglary of former Sri Lankan cricketer Sachithra Senanayake’s house in the Kalalgoda area of Thalangama. 

The burglary occurred on the night of June 22, 2024.

The suspect, a 34-year-old resident of Thalangama, was identified through CCTV footage. 

Police recovered the stolen items, including a laptop, two tablet PCs, five expensive watches, four valuable bracelets, two rings, and Rs 10,000 in cash, from the suspect’s house. 

The motorcycle used in the theft has also been seized.

The suspect, who has a history of criminal activity and was recently released on bail after serving time for multiple burglaries in Kottawa, Thalangama, and Maharagama, will be produced before Homagama Court. 

Kottawa Police are conducting further investigations.

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