Ada Derana TV host resigns over controversial program on Galle Face protest

April 18, 2022 at 6:44 PM


Prominent local media institution Derana Media Network has broken its silence on the recent programme ‘State of the Nation’ which likened the peaceful public protest at the Galle Face Green in Colombo to a “Beach Party”.

Many social media users had criticized the television channel for the programme that was aired last night.

They also condemned the presenter for stating that people who supported the terrorist outfit ISIS were staging the protest and for also questioning the Cardinal’s conduct.

Issuing a statement, Derana Media Network said the producer and presenter of the ‘State of the Nation’ programme Mahieash Johnney has tendered his resignation over the controversy surrounding the programme.

The local media network further said “as the ‘disclaimer’ aired at the beginning of the programme states, the views expressed were solely those of the presenter and do not reflect the values and ethos of the Derana Media Network.” (NewsWire)