FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

International condemnation of journalist arrest

International rights organisations have called for the immediate release of an editor of a website critical of the Sri Lankan government. Bennett Rupasinghe, News Editor of LankaeNews was remanded by … Continue reading

March 31, 2011

Obedient to her employer, the Rajapaksas Judge Jayaki remands Bennet

Magistrate Jayaki de Alwis has ordered the arrest of LankaEnews News Editor Bennet Ratnayake. The Magistrate was removed from the judiciary by former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva over an … Continue reading

March 31, 2011

JDS CALLS FOR URGENT RELEASE OF LANKAENEWS JOURNALIST

A senior Sri Lankan journalist and the News Editor of Lankaenews website, Benett Rupasinghe, has been arrested today (31) by the Sri Lankan Police, dealing yet another blow to the … Continue reading

March 31, 2011

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for LankaeNews, a Colombo-based online newspaper that has made a major contribution to media pluralism and independently reported news and information in Sri Lanka, … Continue reading

March 31, 2011

SRI LANKA: Persecuting of NGOS under the pretext of prosecutions

These days there is considerable discussion about investigations into some NGOs in Sri Lanka. The president himself is talking in public about this issue and already implying that there is … Continue reading

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