For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
This week’s Lanka newspaper,Â published by the rebel faction of the JVP has been seized by the Mt Lavina police. A spokesman for the group said that the motive appeared … Continue reading
2011-04-06 The government is strategically planning on taking enjoining orders against Lanka Fast Publishers that publish the Sunday Lanka and Midweek Lanka newspapers in order to temporarily or permanently prevent … Continue reading
Chief Justice Asoka de Silva has instructed the Attorney general to file plaint and take Supreme Court action against the Editor of the ‘Lanka Sunday Edition’ within two weeks after the inquiries are conducted by the CID ……
Media groups in Sri Lanka on Sunday accused the government of detaining a senior editor and shutting down his newspaper because the publication backed the losing opposition candidate in elections.
We, 5 media organizations of Sri Lanka consider the steps taken by Criminal Investigation Department of Sri Lanka police to seal the Lanka newspaper office and arrest/detain its editor Chandana Sirimalwatta as a fatal blow to media freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka.
A group saying they are from the CID has broken into ‘Lanka Irida’ office a short while ago. They have informed the editor of the newspaper Chandana Sirimalwatta to go … Continue reading
A group claiming to be from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested Chandana Sirimalwatta, the Chief Editor of the “Lanka Irida” newspaper, on Saturday (17) evening in Homagama, a … Continue reading
Friday, 02 October 2009 13:49 altA poster advertising this weekend’s issue of ‘Lanka Irida’ Sinhalese weekend newspaper had been put up throughout the island and these posters were being removed … Continue reading