Minister Ruwan Wijewardene to sue against President’s decision for Rupavahini takeover

Minister Ruwan Wijewardene to sue against President’s decision for Rupavahini takeover

11 September 2019 01:03 pm

Minister Ruwan Wijewardene is reportedly planning to take legal action against the President's decision to remove the Rupavahini Corporation from the Ministry of Mass Media to be placed under Ministry of Defence, claiming the illegitimacy of the actions.  

Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Temple Trees in discussing about the issue this morning (11), reports said.

Media bodies and civil organizations are currently heavily objecting to the sudden takeover of the Rupavahini Corporation by the President.

Ruwan Wijewardene as non-Cabinet Minister of Mass Media had written to the President on Tuesday (10) regarding the takeover of the Rupavahini Corporation by the Defense Ministry.

The President has lost all opportunities, despite many attempts by Ruwan Wijewardene to make changes to the administration of Rupavahini, which had become ineffective at a loss of about Rs. 05 crores, according to reports.