Dec 05, 2018

Contempt of Court? : The Island, Divaina refers to MR as PM

Regardless of the Appeal Court interim order issued on Dec. 03, Upali Newspapers publication - 'The Island' has continued to refer to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as 'Prime Minister.'

A photograph of Mahinda Rajapaksa and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya during an event on Monday has been captioned as 'Speaker Karu Jayasuriya shaking hands with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during the National Day celebrations of the United Arab Emirates at Colombo Shangri-La on Monday.'

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The photograph was similarly captioned on their Sinhala Daily publication - 'Divaina'.

Divaina අගමත කථනයක හමව මහතක

Later on the same day, the UNP tweeted that referring to Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister construed as Contempt of Court and urged the media to refrain from doing so.