Frederica Jansz, Editor, Sunday Leader – Sacked
Posted on September 22nd, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

It had been reported that Frederica Jansz, Editor of The Sunday Leader had been sacked by the new management. The new owner is Asange Seneviratne. The paper is anti-national, anti-cultural, anti-Sinhala, anti-govt, anti-war, pro-LTTE and so on. The new owner took over on the 13th September. At a staff meeting, he had been critical how the paper is run and had observed, “… Very few people read the paper, articles carried are malicious, degrading and mostly targetting the government and the President…Some inside articles are purely rubbish… offensive and seem to incite violence against the govt…” This is an accurate assessment.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Whatever political views Frederica hold,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ she should be grateful to the President for salvagingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ SriƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Lanka from the world’s No. one terrorists who claimed to be invincible. Instead, she continuedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  drumming support for the anti-war propagandists, peace-nicksƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ and NGO’s.

Frederica Jansz had been editor of the paper after the assassination of Lansantha Wickrematunge three and a half years ago. Frederica is well known for her anti-govt propaganda. After the war, during the Presidential elections she agreed to support Sarath Fonseka. Based on an interview given by him, she ran a story that, on the orders of the Defence Secy,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the army shot LTTE leaders who came to surrender, carrying white flags. Sarath Fonseka denied this and a case was filed by the Defence Secy. Ironically, Frederica expected an Award for this story,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ on theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Annual Journalists Award Night, but was disappointed.

Frederica’s contract had been terminated and had been replaced by Sakuntala Perera. We hope that she is national minded, and have feelings for the country, be fair without being one-sided.

6 Responses to “Frederica Jansz, Editor, Sunday Leader – Sacked”

  1. Marco Says:

    I was never a fan of Sunday Leader reporting style and content, nevertheless i admired their guts to take on MR and the Govt on various issuies that the opposition nor any other newspapers would be willing question.
    Not many in Sri Lanka are willing to be sacked or resign on a matter of principle and not willing for their credibility to be compromised.
    Recently we saw the SEC Chairman resign (2nd within a year) and now we see Jansz.
    I wonder if it was a knee jerk re-action that could back-fire in the forth-coming months or would it be a report/expose that the Sunday Leader was compiling on the Divineguma Bill (commonly known as the Basil Rajapakse Wealth Management Program)
    FJ is likely to be a thorn in the flesh of the Rajapakse clan, typical Vajin-thought process.

  2. Vis8 Says:

    Good Riddance!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    I said so 3 days ago.


    Government didn’t sack her. It was UNP that sacked her. Sunday leader is the UNP newspaper.

    Her MADE UP puppy dog nonsense made Sunday Leader even more UNPOPULAR!!!

    Too bad for the UNP.

  4. Sirih Says:

    If you are comparing SEC chairman with the frederica then you have serious mental issues.. SEC man is straight and honourable man and frederica is a prostitute that will spread it for any for dollars.

  5. Marco Says:

    Please read my comment again and slowly.
    Nowhere did i compare Thilak Karunaratne and Fredrica Jansz.
    My comment merely pointed out that we don’t many that resign or willing to be sacked on a matter of principle or wishing not to compromise credibility or live by the “law of the jungle”.

    If indeed Thilak was an honourable man he would have been firm and named the politically backed powerful group of investors banding together to stop investigations into market manipulations. We now hear many Independent Economist in Sri Lanka say the upsurge in the Colombo Stock Exchange was part of the pump-and-dump manipulation which was going on unregulated.

    With regards to Frederica, you appear to be far more familiar with prostitutes and “few dollars” and i will leave that to your expertise and experience.

    It’s rather mind boggling, a highly decorated Army Major with “Intelligence” who had been in the forefront of the battles with the world’s most ruthless terrorists movement was “shocked” by a relatively small incident that took place hotel car park.- Law of the Jungle prevails again.

  6. Melbourne Patriot Says:

    Sunday Leader highlighted massive scale corruptions and maladministrations of the current Government. This was done regularly. With Jansz’s departure and the new ownership under Asanga, a Government stooge, these will go unreported. Not good for the common, suffering masses

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