Sep 25, 2018

Mandana - Dilith to launch new newspaper on Sept. 30th (Video)

Former Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema has joined Chairman of Derana TV and Radio, Dilith Jayaweera to launch a weekly English newspaper, The Sunday Morning.

The Sunday Morning will be out in the market every Sunday from September 30th.

The launch of the newspaper has caused much controversy among political circles over the political line the newspaper would tow. Abeywickrema is known to tow left centered political views and was supportive of the January 8, 2015 change.

Jayaweera is a close confidant of former Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

When asked about the newspaper, Abeywickrema said The Sunday Morning will not be aligned to any political faction and would be a "voice for the voiceless and be a forum for the public to know the truth."