Citizen’s Front leader, former MP and a media henchman of Killi Maharaja’s Maharaja Organization, J. Sri Ranga has not received nominations to contest the upcoming parliamentary election, and is in the UPFA’s national list. That is as a token of gratitude for having been loyal to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in the past. Ranga entered the media field as the media secretary of Rajapaksa, when he was the fisheries minister.
Later, he joined Maharaja Organization, where he was a journalist even during the period he was an MP, and is one of the political henchmen of Killi Maharaja. Killi Maharaja stationed Ranga as his representative in the Rajapaksa faction, and an example of how he uses Maharaja Organization to promote Rajapaksa was seen on Shakthi TV on July 04.
CWC Central provincial councilor P. Shakthivel was participating in the Minnel programme presented by Ranga. Viewers believe it to be a live programme as the screen shows the tag ‘live’, but it is a recorded one. Most who viewed the July 04 programme know the truth now.