For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
The Supreme Court has directed the attorney general to advice the state-run media to act impartially during the period of the upcoming parliamentary polls.
Sri Lanka’s Attorney General Mohan Peiris has said he was prepared to offer protection to any of the nationís journalists who return to the country from exile, the US based media rights group, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said
The Sri Lankan government should end its harassment of journalists and activists and take steps against those making threats, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said in a joint statement today.
With less than a month to go before parliamentary elections, Freedom House condemns the Sri Lankan governmentís latest attempts to intimidate human rights defenders and journalists, including Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA) director Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu and the executive director of Transparency International Sri Lanka, J.C. Weliamuna.