ITN involved in election propaganda of President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mr Mahinda Deshapriya,
Commissioner of Election,
Election Secretariat
Sarana Road,

27th December 2014

Dear Sir,

CMEV was informed that the Independent Television Network (ITN) is conducting a programme named ‘Juriye Katha’, a election propaganda programme in favour of President Mahinda Rajapaksha and held at Lake Front Hotel in Kanthalai, a hotel which is maintained by Navy Officers. People in the area have been transported to view this programme via SLTB bus (WP NA 49 79) belonging to the Kanthalai Depot.

Many politicians including the Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera are participating in this programme.

Three types of government property are being misused in connection with this programme. This is in direct violation of the media guidelines issued by your department recently.

  1. CTB bus
  2. The Hotel run by the NAVY
  3. ITN which is a State Chanel

The programme is being live telecasted now (9. 30 p.m.) Please take necessary steps with regard to this as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

National Coordinator
Manjula Gajanayaka