For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
by G Saravanan CHENNAI: Irked over the unlawful detention of a cargo of Tamil books headed for Canada via container by Sri Lankan authorities at Colombo Port, Chennai-based Manitham International, … Continue reading
Sarah Melanie Pereraís case was taken up for hearing for the second time at the magistrate courts 2 in Hultsdorf on Wednesday (30th). The magistrate had postponed the case for November as the Mirihana Police inquiring into this case informed the magistrate that the case has been handed over to the Attorney General for his instructions.
The Buddhist convert to Islam, Sara, alias Malani Perera who had written two books about her conversion from Buddhism to Islam and was in detention on the orders of the Defence Secretary from March 19 was released today on bail of Rs 5000 cash with two sureties for Rs 50,000 each by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Mrs. Praharsha S. Ranasinghe
A FACEBOOK page has been set up campaigning for the release of a Bahrain-based author arrested in Sri Lanka.
The word typically refers to hazardous items including narcotic drugs and firearms, but in Sri Lanka the government has now decided to include magazines in the list of dangerous items no longer welcome in the country.
A BAHRAIN resident has been arrested in Sri Lanka after converting to Islam and writing two books in Sinhalese allegedly offensive to the spiritual leader of Buddhism.