FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

MR pardons Tissainayagam

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to pardon journalist J.S. Tissainayagam who is out on bail after being convicted on 31 August 2009 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris told reporters a short while ago. He was given pardon on World Press Freedom Day which falls today.

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