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Ruwan slams Prez over SLRC move

State Minister of Defence & Mass Media Ruwan Wijewardene has accused President Maithripala Sirisena of blocking his efforts to change the management of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC).

In a twitter message today, Wijewardene said SLRC was making losses and his efforts to turn around the corporation through a change in management for several months had been obstructed by the president.

According to Wijewardene SLRC’s draws Rs 40 Mn per month as salaries from the Treasury.

Wijewardene  made this statement following a  gazette notification issued yesterday bringing SLRC under the purview of the Ministry of Defence which is headed by President Maithripala Sirisena.