FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

SRI LANKA: Abuse of arrest and detention under the new presidential order

The arrest of the printer of a poster and the holding of his family members to force him to surrender indicates the type of suppression that will be extended to all political activities now within the new presidential order achieved through the completion of the authoritarian system by the passing of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

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September 12, 2010

Editors deplore Mervyn threat

The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns the statement made recently by reinstated Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva who reportedly stated at a function held in Kelaniya on Thursday 9th September that ‘journalists should not write in a way which would ultimately force them to be hanged.’

September 12, 2010

Mangala takes responsibility for anti-18th Amendment posters

Mangala Samaraweera, the Matara District Member of Parliament for the United National Party (UNP), is expected to be questioned by the police in connection with posters of President Mahinda Rajapaksa printed before the passing of the 18th Amendment.

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