A book titled “Press Vs. Prez” provides insights into how newspaper cartoonists portrayed president Ranil Wickremesinghe’s unique role in steering

the country through economic turmoil, will be officially launched at the Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo today (07) at 4.00 pm.

The compilation has been curated by Wajira Abeywardena, MP and chairman of the United National Party.

Since president Wickremesinghe took office as a member of the 9th Parliament on 23rd June 2021, this collection has been curated by gathering approximately 600 cartoons from newspapers that depict his leadership journey up until May 2023.

Forty cartoonists and around twenty journalists have contributed their work to this compilation.

Furthermore, the ceremony will also acknowledge the contributions of the cartoonists and television anchors who presented these cartoons on TV.

Indian cartoonist Nala Ponnappa will grace the book launch as a special guest and will deliver a speech.

Professor Rohan Nettasinghe is slated to deliver a critical lecture, providing valuable insights and analysis on the content of the book, enriching the audience’s understanding of its significance.

Former presidents, ministers, MPs, foreign ambassadors, journalists, and closest friends of president Wickremesinghe have all received invitations to attend this event.



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