ECONOMYNEXT – Veteran media personality and former parliamentarian Hudson Samarasinghe has been appointed chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC), the state-owned radio station announced Tuesday (30).
This is at least the fourth occasion in Samarasinghe’s decades-long career that he was appointed to this position. The SLBC quoting Samarasinghe said he had accepted the appointment on a request by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Samarasinghe is known for his outspoken personality and has maintained close personal relationships with several former presidents, particularly Ranasinghe Premadasa. (Colombo/June20/2021)