(Lanka-e-News-22.April2017, 11.45PM) Lanka e news on the 18 th reported “Derana had put through a ‘deal’ with media minister and president; Good governance government had abjectly surrendered to the ‘illicit filthy lucre’ of Jayaweera”. It was revealed that following the investigation conducted against Derana , the latter had put through a ‘deal’ with the president after meeting with him, and the media ministry secretary was intimated of this in writing by Derana .We are now n receipt of the reply sent by the media ministry secretary in response to the report. In his reply the secretary says , the answer provided by Derana cannot be accepted under any circumstances.
That reply states further, neither the president nor the minister in charge are contemplating an intervention to deliver a judgment . Hence by Derana distorting the true picture by a written notification that they are intervening , has possibly committed yet another offence.
It has been pointed out , the relevant media personnel by launching a vicious attack targeting the media secretary in between the Derana Aruna program , has rendered Derana which has already committed a wrong even more guilty by multiplying its wrong already committed.
According to this letter , the secretary has sent a copy thereof to the SLT regulatory commission which says a decision is to be taken in regard to Derana. Hence ,though a decision is to be taken against Derana , it has not been revealed yet , what that is going to be.
The view expressed by senior media personnel and legal experts is , the license of Derana may be suspended for 3 months. They also indicated , a wrong has been committed which could warrant a suspension of the license ,and under this government , there is no media suppression owing to that . It was the opinion of the majority , if Derana does not respond duly , a suspension of license could be the result .
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