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Jul 13 8 tweets 3 min read
Re: Rupavahini Takeover:

We can confirm that a group of protestors were given a seat at a news broadcast at Rupavahini, in an attempt to de-escalate tensions.

#LKA #SriLankaCrisis #GotaGoHome2022
The protestors had demanded the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) change its programmes and replace it with coverage of the Aragalaya.
The staff managed to compromise and offered the protestors a seat at the next news segment, having explained that the scheduled programmes cannot be taken off air entirely.
However, the protestors had insisted on having the aragalaya broadcast, leading them getting a seat for a breaking news segment, a News Director at Rupavahini confirmed.
Meanwhile, an IG story of a blogger covering the protest, that's circulating around, stated that “peaceful protestors have taken over Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) and SLBC. State Media is now under our control...
(5/8) Text on image reads: “peaceful protestors have taken over
... We shall be broadcasting programs related to the Aragalaya from here onwards.”
This was reiterated by one of the participants on the news segment, in which he stated that ‘only the struggle’s updates will be broadcast — apart from commercials and entertainment.
We also learned that the protestors have since left the premises.


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