For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Government will take drastic action against persons pasting posters against the government. This news item was published in a main Sinhala media in Sri Lanka.
The two suspects who were taken into custody while pasting posters against the imprisonment of General Sarath Fonseka were released on bail by the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate yesterday. It is noteworthy that a large number of lawyers appeared in Courts on behalf of the suspects.
The Police have taken a person named, Ananda Gamage at Embuldeniya this morning who was pasting the posters relevant to ‘Sathi meda Lanka’ the mid-week newspaper published by Lanka Fast Publications.
Following threats to a Tamil daily in Jaffna by Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) led by Sri Lanka minister Douglas Devananda the editors had sought extra protection from Jaffna police and security to the office of the daily has been strengthened, media sources in Jaffna said.