Stress is rising within the ITN after it is director board permitted to pay an exorbitant charge of Rs 750,000 per episode for a teledrama of which government producer is Sudath Rohana who coincidently serves because the Chairman of ITN.
The controversial teledrama named “Manikkawata” is claimed to be produced by a Muslim businessman Fahim Mawjood who has beforehand too produced a number of teledramas directed by Sudath Rohana, the srilankamirror understands.
The ITN workers are in a dilemma as to why such an enormous quantity is paid to at least one episode at a time when the ITN’s monetary place may be very weak.
Information present that the best quantity up to now paid to an episode of a telerama at IT is Rs 200,000 and that has been paid to “Kumbiyo” teledrama which grew to become a extremely popular one.
Other than approving an enormous sum for the teledrama, the board has given approval for Sudath Rohana to take depart in an effort to full the teledrama in three phases.
Apart from, the board approval has been okayed to make use of the ITN employees to make the teledrama.
Accordingly, the approval has been granted to launch a part of the ITN employees to deal with pre-production, manufacturing and post-production phases of the teledrama.
Staff lament that this resolution will deal a extreme blow to the ITN which is already dealing with a monetary points.
The ITN needed to relied on the funds given by the treasury till the commercials provided by the Nationwide Lotteries Board.
On different hand, it’s alleged that Sudath Rohana has additionally obtained three teledramas from one in all his associates, paying an enormous sum of Rs 400,000 per episode.
Apart from, he faces the allegation of renting a jeep, by paying month-to-month hire of Rs 200,000, regardless of there being a luxurious car allotted to him by the ITN.