UNP to take legal action against Prez’s move on SLRC

UNP will take legal action against the President’s decision to bring the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) under the purview of the Defence Ministry, Health Miniter Rajitha Senaratne told the Sunday Morning.

When inquired from UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa on his thoughts about the President’s move he said he did not want to comment on the matter as he did not know exactly what the President’s intentions were behind the decision.

“It can be an internal matter, I really do not know. I also do not want to create an issue between the President and the Prime Minister. My intentions are always to bring them together”

On 10th September a gazette notification was issued by the presidential secretariat to bring SLRC under the Defence Ministry.

Media Minister Ruwan Wijewardene following the gazette notification condemned the president’s move and said he was not informed nor consulted as Minister in charge.

Wijewardene and media movements alleged that the president’s move was based on garnering advantage in the forthcoming elections.