For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
The government has decided to reject a visa for popular international R&B singer Akon to perform in Sri Lanka over allegations leveled against him regarding a controversial video which showed scantily clad women dancing around a Buddha statue.
The images of most of the perpetrators who attacked the head office of Sirasa media net work yesterday have been captured clearly in news First Cameras. The Sirasa media organization is ready to give a cash reward of Rs.50,000 to anyone who provides valuable information on these suspects shown in the video.
A journalist detained on charges of conspiring against the government has accused a minister of providing false information to the police.
The Supreme Court yesterday fixed the fundamental rights application filed by a group of media personnel attached to state run Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) against their being made political victims by sending them on compulsory leave from April 27.
UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya yesterday filed a fundamental rights case before the Supreme Court seeking an order on the Commissioner of Election to implement a guideline for the General Election on April 8 and the handling of media, within a week’s time.
All 16 suspects who had been arrested over yesterday’s mob attack on the MTV/MBC head office at Braybrooke Place have been released on bail, the police said today.