FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Persons pasting posters against the government will be punished

Government will take drastic action against persons pasting posters against the government. This news item was published in a main Sinhala media in Sri Lanka.

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October 5, 2010

JVP members taken into custody at Kurunegala while pasting posters

The two suspects who were taken into custody while pasting posters against the imprisonment of General Sarath Fonseka were released on bail by the Kuliyapitiya Magistrate yesterday. It is noteworthy that a large number of lawyers appeared in Courts on behalf of the suspects.

October 5, 2010

Posters harmful to the environment – An innovation by the Police!

The Police have taken a person named, Ananda Gamage at Embuldeniya this morning who was pasting the posters relevant to ‘Sathi meda Lanka’ the mid-week newspaper published by Lanka Fast Publications.

October 5, 2010

Police security to Jaffna Tamil daily strengthened

Following threats to a Tamil daily in Jaffna by Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) led by Sri Lanka minister Douglas Devananda the editors had sought extra protection from Jaffna police and security to the office of the daily has been strengthened, media sources in Jaffna said.

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