Certain groups are still attempting to put into difficulty the Sri Lankan cricketing heroes distorting the contents of ITN’s “Vimasuma” Programme.
The “Vimasuma” Programme telecast after ITN’s Sunday night bulletin was scripted by veteran journalist Mahinda Abeysundera. It was emphasized in this “Vimasuma” Programme that the match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan was a thrilling encounter and the cricket fans were with their national team until the end of the encounter. It was also mentioned that the defeat suffered on that day was a lesson for the future encounters. But some organized groups were still engaged in an attempt to discourage the Sri Lankan cricketers misinterpreting certain contents of the programme.
No mention was made that Mahela Jayawardena and Thilan Samaraweera betrayed the game taking bribes. ITN which was always with the cricketers had no need to make such statements. However some websites and media institutions are engaged in an effort to misinterpret the contents of the programme and deject the cricketers.
ITN was always behind with one aim over all the victories at a time when the country was continuously achieving victories in every sphere. ITN’s stand remains the same at a time when the Sri Lanka crickets are all out the clinch the World Cup. This has been clearly identified by out cricketers including Mahela and Thilan as well as the intelligentsia. But the attempt of some organized groups including a handful electronic media institutions is to sabotage the victorious path of the cricketing heroes and achieve parochial gains. ITN wishes to appeal to the intelligent viewers not to be duped by such misleading propaganda. ITN whishes to emphasise that it is always with the cricketers in their journey towards clinching the World Cup Trophy, as in the past.