The Opposition has endorsed that the Independent Television Network is the leader and is a viable TV Station. This was pointed out in Parliament by Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. Several Parliamentarians queried from the Opposition as to what was wrong in displaying Rajapaksas giving leadership to mega development through the state media.
The Minister said that ITN is truly a family Channel. It is leading according to reports. It has become the family Channel as it was giving the lead to carry forward the massive development projects of the country. In this process, the President cannot be marginalized. It was also the same with Basil Rajapaksa. Even persons such as the Defence Secretary who is playing a key role in development in the Western Province cannot be set aside. It is the reality. No one should be irked.
Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara said that Gayantha Karunatilake was making references to ITN as the family channel saying that it was projecting the image of the Rajapaksa family. Today, number one is development. Development has taken the lead following the elimination of terrorism. If so, the Pilots of this development process had to be given a prominent place. Whatever was said or done, ITN is the leading channel in the country. It has also been endorsed by LMRB. But he added that no was talking about it.