The former Matara District UPFA MP has been appointed to the position with effect from today (03). He has received his letter of appointment from Finance minister – Basil Rajapaksa today.
Minister of Media – Dullas Alahapperuma too, has expressed his wishes to the new ITN Chairman in person.
A former TV presenter of the ITN, Mr. Premaratne had contested and won the 2015 parliamentary election from the Matara District. However he failed to get re-elected in the last General election held in 2020.