FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Lion king Rajapaksa, tiger tamer, ruler of Sri Lanka ….and frightened of The Economist?!

Reports suggest that the latest edition of the Economist has been detained by customs at Colombo airport to prevent its distribution. Most likely explanation is because the issue contains a story criticizing the 18th Amendment: ‘Sri Lanka’s constitutional amendment: Eighteenth time unlucky’

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September 14, 2010

UK ‘concerned’ over curtails on media

minister says Sri Lanka should do more for reconciliation ‘rather than just words’

Alistair Burt, Minister for the Middle East and South Asia in the Coalition government, told the Westminster parliament that the government was aware of the ground situation in Sri Lanka.

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