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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2902

Sunanda Deshapriya vanishes from the media circuit

By Leel Pathirana

Colombo, 22 December, ( It is reported that the former convener of the Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka, and the Media Spokesman for CPA (Center for Policy Alternatives) Mr.Sunanda Deshapriya has been sacked after found withdrawn of Rs.200, 000 belong to the Centre For Policy Alternatives. Further probes are being carried out whether the amount is exceeding up to millions.

Dr. Paikiasothy Sarawanamuttu, the Executive Director of the Centre For Policy Alternatives in a Press release dated 19 December revealed:

"The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) accepted today the resignation of Mr. Sunanda Deshapriya, former Director and former Head of the Media Unit, with immediate effect. Mr. Deshapriya was associated with CPA since 2002.

Mr. Deshapriya has personally returned in full money owed to the organization after an investigation into financial anomalies of a project he was responsible for.

The Board of CPA will meet on Monday, 22nd December 2008, to consider the issues arising from the resignation of Mr. Deshapriya."

Mr. Deshapriya is the man who made the biggest Hue and Cry for Media Freedom even he made statements criticizing Asian Tribune once and its editorial policy.

Mr.Deshapriya was the former Editor of Yukthiya Newspaper which was funded by then MIRJE (Movement for Inter Racial Justice & Equality) also reported , then he was also alleged to have been involved in questionable financial issues.

- Asian Tribune -

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