White flag story did not win award
Oct 14, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sunday Leader Chief Editor Fredrica Jansz giving evidence before the Trial-at-Bar consisting of three High Court Judges yesterday said that she forwarded her lead story about Sarath Fonseka’s white flag to the ’Editors’ Guild’ to win an award, but she failed to win an award and was unhappy.
The three Judges are Colombo High Court Judge Deepali Wijesundera (President), Colombo High Court Judge W T M B P Warawewa and Colombo High Court Judge M Z Razeen.
Cross-examined by Senior Defence Counsel Nalin Ladduwahetty Jansz said she admitted that on a subsequent date she wrote a story under the headline ’Misdirected Malice’. "The panel of the selection committee for the awards were not all acceptable people."
She later wrote a story stating ’fixer of the year.’