FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Singing National Anthem in Tamil is a joke – Wimal

Minister of Housing and Construction, Wimal Weerawansa voiced his support towards the Cabinet decision to do away with the Tamil version of the National Anthem, branding this practice a joke.

December 13, 2010

Sri Lanka’s external affairs minister’s pathetic defence of the freedom of only Rajapakse’s speech

In the recent debacle of President Rajapakse’s ignominious forced withdrawal of his address to the prestigious Oxford Union, his foreign minister, an academic known to be one of the most servile of sycophants not only of Rajapakse but also the members of his dynasty, chooses on this occasion to be the devil citing scripture on democracy, for the sake of his master and for his own parochial purpose.

December 13, 2010