FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Lanka Truth website obstructed

The Lanka Truth website, which is being operated by the JVP Media Unit, is being obstructed by Sri Lanka Telecom, it is learnt. The action has been initiated by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC).

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July 3, 2010

Sarah Melanie Perera’s 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.

July 3, 2010

CID should investigate minister Weerawansa for calling hostage taking – (hate speech)

The Government has not distanced itself from the statement made by Minister Weerawansa. He is remains a Minister even after making a statement which amount to crime. The obligation of the Government is to distance itself from the Minister’s statement.

July 3, 2010

Campaign for Free ad Fair Elections (CaFFE) commends Minister Dinesh Gunawardane’s proposal to broadcast parliament sessions live via internet and requests all political parties to support this proposal in the coming party leaders meeting

July 3, 2010
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