The President has ordered the head of the Presidential Staff, Gamini Senarath to employ journalist Janitha Seneviratne to the Rivira Media Corporation.
The President has issued the directive to Senarath in front of several senior journalists at a ceremony at the Mount Lavinia Hotel on Sunday (2).
Pandith Dr. Amaradeva was invited as the Chief Guest at the event, Ape Kema, organized by internationally renowned Chef, Dr. Pubilis at the Mt. Lavinia Hotel. The President who was attending another function at the hotel had visited the Ape Kema event to congratulate Amaradeva and Pubilis.
A large number of journalists had also attended this event. The President had inquired about the Rivira and Mawbima newspapers from the journalists and had asked about journalist Janitha Seneviratne, who was sacked by the Mawbima newspaper.
Senarath had told the President that a senior official at Rivira had objected to take Janitha to the newspaper.
The President however has firmly ordered that the CEO of Rivira Media Corporation, Gairuka Perusinghe be asked to employ Janitha regardless of objections raised by others.