For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
2009-09-24 | 11.30 AM
The government in response to the damning and controversial interview given to the London Guardian by
after returning to London following her release from the “illegal detention camp” in Vavuniya, has arrested members of the family that provided lodging to her while she was in Vavuniya, Lanka News Web reliably learns.
Damilvani has stopped revealing details to the media following this incident. Although Damilvani has told the media that she was unable to speak due to mental stress, the real reason for her silence is the arrests made in Sri Lanka. She has decided to revert from her initial decision of informing the international community about the real situation in the displaced camps through
media interviews in order to protect the relatives who provided her with shelter back in Sri Lanka.
Lanka News Web further learns that the government has decided to delay the release of Tamil nationals who are citizens of Australia and Canada from the displaced camps in order to prevent the Sri Lankan government from facing a similar situation.