Member of the Ceylon Newspaper Company and editor of the Ceylon Today newspaper, senior journalist Lalith Alahakoon is to join the Wijeya Newspaper Company.
There was much controversy over Alahakoon’s removal from the post of editor of Ceylon Today. Soon after the management announced his removal, three members of the editorial staff resigned from the newspaper. Alahakoon had previously been a member of The Sunday Times editorial and the Editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper that were published by the Wijeya Newspaper Company.
He later joined the Rivira Media Corporation and became Editor of The Nation newspaper. Afterwards he joined the Ceylon Today newspaper.
However, Alahakoon is to join Wijeya Newspapers as an editorial consultant to the Sinhala newspaper published by the organization.
He has been assigned the task of overseeing the daily Lankadeepa and Sunday Lankadeepa newspapers.
The Wijeya Group has also decided to employ the other members of the Ceylon Today editorial who had resigned following Alahakoon’s removal.