FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

EU Heads of Mission concerns the blocking of v news websites in Sri Lanka

PRESS RELEASE/STATEMENT BY EU HEADS OF MISSION IN COLOMBO EU Heads of Mission in Colombo view with concern the recent blocking of various news websites in Sri Lanka.   The … Continue reading

November 8, 2011

‘Websites blocked temporarily’ – GOSL

Sandun Jayasekera Asserting that it had blocked six websites for violating the country’s laws, ‘only temporarily’, the Media Ministry said yesterday that the owners of those websites could come and … Continue reading

November 8, 2011

media ministry statement on web site registration

Websites be aware of defamation, character assassination The Ministry of Mass Media and Information yesterday said that it was receiving complaints from persons subjected to defamation and character assassination by … Continue reading

November 6, 2011

Govt. blocks more websites, all must register

 Leon Berenger More news websites were blocked yesterday as the Government said those carrying news relating to Sri Lanka should register with it – prompting strong protests by the main … Continue reading

November 6, 2011

Sri Lanka urges news websites to register after ban

REUTERS Sri Lanka ordered news websites on Saturday to register with the Media Ministry, in what critics called a further step toward restricting media after the banning of an anti-government … Continue reading

November 6, 2011

Govt. gets police to graze on posters

Posters put up by the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC) throughout the island demanding the government to increase salaries of workers have been removed by the police on instructions from … Continue reading

November 6, 2011

SRI LANKA GUARDIAN AGAIN BLOCKED IN SRI LANKA

(Sri Lanka Guardian) Our web site the srilankaguardian.org and other number web sites have been blocked by the internet service provider Sri Lanka Telecom. It is our understanding that this … Continue reading

November 6, 2011

Sri Lanka targets dissident websites

(AFP)  Sri Lanka on Saturday warned websites to register with the authorities after the United States expressed deep concern over Colombo’s blocking of a popular Internet-based dissident publication. The Ministry … Continue reading

November 5, 2011

Death threats against newspaper editor

Reporters Without Borders has written an open letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa urging him to take whatever measures are necessary to protect Frederica Jansz, the editor of The Sunday Leader, … Continue reading

November 2, 2011

US concerned over blocking of anti-government website in Sri Lanka

Colombo – The US government Tuesday expressed concern over the blocking of anti-government websites in Sri Lanka. The US Embassy in Colombo called on Sri Lankan authorities and the managements … Continue reading

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