For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Sri Lanka Working Journalist Association (SLWJA) condemns in unequivocal terms the assault of two journalists at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) on Tuesday (7).
Sri Lankan media groups Thursday protested against the arrest of a reporter close to Sarath Fonseka, the detained ex-army chief who tried to unseat the president in recent elections.
President, Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) and investigative journalist Poddala Jayantha had reportedly left the country with his wife and daughter following continuous telephone threats received by him. Poddala … Continue reading
(Lanka-e-News, Nov.10, 2009, 8.00 PM) The President of the Presidential Commission for disappearances, Mahanama Thilakratne said, a special report on the case where the Lanka e news editor and News … Continue reading
Press release: 26.10.2009 Five media collective unreservedly condemn the death threats directed at Sunday Leader Editor Federica †Janzs† and news editor Munza Mushtaq by sending two identical threatening letters. The … Continue reading
By Nabeela Hussain Courtesy: Lakbima News (October 25, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) One of the most prominent figures in the media world is now mute — afraid to say anything … Continue reading
23rd September 2009, Colombo Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) elected new office bearers for next two years uncontested today. The team led by former secretary of SLWJA Poddala Jayantha … Continue reading
MEDIAFREEDOMINSRILANKA Freedom of Expression news from Sri Lanka Media alert-† 01 June 2009 Poddala Jayantha, General Secretary of†† Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association was abducted by an unknown group late … Continue reading
By Kurulu Kariyakarawana A longstanding dream of local journalists became a reality when the foundation stone for the new headquarters of the Sri Lanka Working Journalistsí Association (SLWJA) was laid … Continue reading
International Federation of Journalists – Asia-Pacific February 13, 2009 Joint Statement to the President and Government of Sri Lanka We, the leaders and representatives of journalists‚Äô associations and trade unions … Continue reading
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly denounces an appeal by Sri Lanka‚Äôs Defence spokesman urging journalists in Sri Lanka to inform authorities about what he described as suspicious activities … Continue reading