For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
A FACEBOOK page has been set up campaigning for the release of a Bahrain-based author arrested in Sri Lanka.
An MP is planning to take up the case of a Bahrain-based author arrested in Sri Lanka with the Foreign Minister. Sarah Malanie Perera, detained in the capital Colombo for allegedly offending the spiritual leader of Buddhism, is still being held without charge 10 days after being taken into custody.
A Sri Lankan woman who converted from Buddhism to Islam has been arrested by the authorities on suspicion of anti-state activities.
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.