FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

By Gazala Anwer

The wife and two brothers of the man commissioned by the UNP initially to print posters for them has been taken into police custody, Protest Coordinater Shiral Lakthilaka said a short while ago whilst at the Party Headquarters.

The man had been initially given contract by the United National Party to print posters that had depicted Mahinda Rajapakse as ”a Hitler” holding law, money, cars and even the media in his hands, but had been unable to do so due to a technical failure.

Lakthilaka said that another printer had been commissioned to finish the job but that even he had complained of ‘management issues’.

The printer originally commissioned to undertake the job is currently at the UNP Party Headquarters at Sirikotha while his family is being held at the Mirihana Police Station, Lakthilaka said.

UNP members Ravi Karunanayake, Karu Jayasuriya, Mangala Samaraweera and Dayasiri Jayasekara have gone to the Mirihana Police Station to sort the issue out, the Protest Coordinator said.
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2010/09/08/unp-poster-printers-family-in-police-custody/

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