Jun 11, 2019

Derana Dilith visits Temple Trees to congratulate Sagala! (photos)

Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake celebrated his 20th year in politics yesterday (10).

In celebration of his 20th Anniversary in politics, a small function was organised at Temple Trees yesterday.

It was organised by the Prime Minister’s Media Coordinator Ishini Wickramasinghe and Colombo District UNP Organiser Lasantha Gunawardena.

The function was held under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sagala’s close friends were invited to attend.

Incidentally, the Head of the Derana Media Network Dilith Jayaweera was also among those who were invited.

However, his attendance was discussed among many who attended due to the fact that the government had recently criticised Derana media for conducting their media operations against the government.

It is noteworthy, though that Dilith had attended Sagala’s celebration at a time when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera have suspended all government advertising with Derana.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera had recently accused the Derana channel of instigating racial tensions.