For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
A Colombo Court yesterday ordered the Fort police to investigate how an unidentified gang alleged to be policemen in civvies had allegedly taken away the monks who were on a fast unto death opposite the Fort Railway station to urge the government to release retired General Sarath Fonseka from detention.
A provincial correspondent of the Daily Mirror newspaper lodged a complaint with the Ampara police today claiming he was threatened over the phone by the former Director of the Civil Defence Force Rear Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekera.
No citizen has a special privilege where committing crimes is concerned. Whether the crime is that of murder or rape, income tax fraud or the non-disclosure of information relating to income, it makes no difference.
MFSL has received credible evidence that on the 04 April 2010, ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance ( UPFA) candidate, former director of Civil Defence Forces, Rear Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara threatened Ampara district senior journalists Wasantha Chadrapala for his coverage of the on going election campaign.