FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Journalist on bail to be discharged

Journalist Ruwan Weerakoon, who is on bail will be discharged and the connected papers sent within a fortnight, Senior State Counsel Riyaz Hamsa told the Supreme Court when his fundamental rights petition was taken up for hearing on Friday.

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September 7, 2010

More porn ban

The Juvenile court in Battaramulla has ordered the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) to ban another 81 websites which display pornographic content by this Friday.

September 7, 2010

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is outraged at continuing threats against the wife of journalist Gamini Pushpakumara, in exile from Sri Lanka since April after being dismissed as a producer with the state-owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) in January.

September 7, 2010

Rise Silent Majority, Rise Now Or Sleep Forever

We have witnessed thirty years of armed conflict and the erosion of democratic values entrenched in the first post-independence Constitution. The end of the armed conflict brought with it high expectations of a just peace, strengthened democracy and development.

September 7, 2010

DM targeted

An attempt has been made to block the Daily Mirror website from being viewed overseas by a foriegn element according to senior officials at Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT).

September 7, 2010

Buses traveling from various parts of the country to Colombo today have been stopped by the police and are being unnecessarily checked say our reporters. As a result even those who go on excursions and pleasure trips have been harassed and confronted with serious issues they point out.

September 7, 2010
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