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Sri Lanka PM slams media for backing Mahinda Rajapaksa

Ranil Wickremesinghe named the Daily Mirror and the Financial Times for allegedly favouring the former President

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday accused the country's print media of backing the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a view to see him back in power. Addressing his United National Party (UNP) members in the central district of Kandy, Wickremesinghe said he would name the media personnel who had benefited during the Rajapaksa presidency and who are now bidding for his return. He named the Daily Mirror, the English daily, and Financial Times daily, for allegedly favouring Rajapaksa. He said the Daily Mirror had called for the ...

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First Published: Sat, July 23 2016. 20:32 IST
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