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.
The United National party and JVP are pasting very strong slogans island wide against the Sri Lankan government. In this situation, the Sri Lankan government had warned that legal action will be taken against those pasting posters against the government.

United National party parliament member Mangala Samaraweera already had been under investigation by the Criminal Investigation division in regard to posters against the government. Meanwhile it is stated, that posters is a media freedom and laws in Sri Lanka does not come in the category of prohibiting poster, hence legal action cannot be taken, unless government attempts to introduce a legislation. On this context it is expected the government will shortly introduce a legislation regarding posters.
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