Reports say Iraj Weeraratne has taken on the task of renewing public faith on news broadcast by state media.
He has aired his views on a statement made by Media Minister Dullas Allahapperuma that state channels have the right to criticize the wrongdoings of ministers.
In a Facebook post, Iraj stated that people don’t watch ITN or Rupavahini news as they show places ministers visit or have their meals, which the public finds distasteful.
Iraj deactivated his Facebook page for a while recently, and has since re-activated it, after deleting all pro-government posts. He was instrumental in drumming up support via social media for the present Government during the previous elections.
His facebook post on state media is below: