May 18, 2018

Mangala makes changes to ITN, SLRC news divisions

Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera had completely restructured its news divisions at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and ITN after making a surprise visit to the two state owned media stations.

Accordingly, journalist Subash Jayawardena who had done a commendable service to topple the Rajapaksa regime, had been appointed as the Deputy General Manager (News & Current Affairs) of ITN.

Further, Asoka Weerasinghe had been appointed as the new Programme manager for News and Current Affairs and Dammika Yatikida as the News Manager of ITN, according to sources.

Former News Head of ITN Ms. Nalinda Perera has been appointed as its News Admin while Ravi Abeyratne has been appointed as the head of morning news, ITN.

Meanwhile, T.M.G. Chandrasekara has been appointed as the SLRC News Director.

Dharmasiri Bandaranayake’s son Ranga Bandaranayaka has been appointed as the head of the current affairs division of SLRC.