President Mahinda Rajapaksa and MP Namal Rajapaksa have personally asked two private media institutions not to publish any news item promoting Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. Namal Rajapaksa has also given information to the heads of the two private media institutions that would embarrass Basil.
In this backdrop, MP Thilanga Sumathipala’s newspaper, Lakbima has decided to give maximum publicity to Basil.
Although Namal and Casino King and Transport Ministry Secretary Dhammika Perera were initiating a mud slinging campaign against Treasury Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Namal has asked the relevant media institutions to delay the campaign. Namal had made this decision after details of the plan were revealed in this website.