FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Living in clover

Many may sing hosannas to the gods following a little celebrated local government poll in which the ruling party claimed a victory which was hailed by their supporters and media … Continue reading

March 21, 2011

Police target Illicit radio stations

By Damith Wickremasekara The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been called into investigate the operation of illicit radio stations, after a series of detections in various parts of the country, … Continue reading

March 21, 2011

EDITORIAL: Hate cancer rapidly spreading in the Sri Lanka media circle.

The 13th March 2011 edition of the ‘Nation’ published in Sri Lanka was invective when it attempted to scorn at Sri Lanka Guardian and its editor for undertaking the task … Continue reading

March 18, 2011

political perspective in day to day HR activism

With this edition Sri Lanka Advocacy  opens up a questioning with open course and outcome. Its subject includes ourselves and could simply be named as “Human Rights With this edition … Continue reading

March 18, 2011

Misuse of state resources including media regrettable – EC

The Elections Commissioner issuing a statement regarding the recently concluded Local Government elections stated that it was regrettable how some political parties and groups conducted themselves both before and during … Continue reading

March 18, 2011

SL Policeman, claiming EPDP, threatens Tamil daily in Jaffna

A Sri Lankan police constable, claiming to be a EPDP man, entered the building of Uthayan daily in Jaffna Wednesday afternoon and warned the daily over an item it had … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

Political rivalry behind Police arrest of Batticaloa journalist

Sri Lanka Police Tuesday morning arrested Puvi Rahumathulla, Chief Editor of “Vaara Uraikal”, a weekly magazine published from Kaathankudy in Batticaloa district, at the instigation of a Deputy Minister in … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

Murdered Tamil Journalist, a Symbol of Courage

By Marwaan Macan-Markar BANGKOK, May 3, 2005 (IPS) – For Sri Lanka’s reporters, World Press Freedom Day on Tuesday took on added poignancy this year due to one name, Dharmeratnam … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

Ten Things You Should Know Before You Blow the Whistle

By RUSSELL MOKHIBER Whistleblowing is a hot area of legal practice. Why? Well, whistleblowing can mean big money for the corporate defense attorney, for the whistleblower, and for the whistleblower’s … Continue reading

March 14, 2011

Treatment of Academia: This govt is the worst in post – colonial Sri Lanka

by Sumanasiri Liyanage The behaviour of the present government, the statements by its ministers and the actions by its bureaucracy have compelled me to portray this government as the worst … Continue reading

March 14, 2011

Harvard University rubbishes Sri Lanka newspaper’s allegations

Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (KSG) asked a Sri Lankan newspaper for a retraction, as the newspaper carried a “severely distorted,” news article regards a panel discussion that had … Continue reading

March 14, 2011

Pakistani reporter held by Sri Lankan authorities

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan immigration authorities detained a Pakistani journalist with the same name as the man who staged an abortive car bomb attack in New York’s Times Square last year, … Continue reading

March 13, 2011

Dues To SLRC Amount To Rs. 42 Million – Air Time For Election Campaigns

Dues amounting to millions of rupees are yet to be recovered by Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC) from airtime for election campaigns, and once again the government is the main … Continue reading

March 13, 2011

Military issues guidelines to reporters in Jaffna

2011-03-13 Brigadier Rodrigo from the Jaffna Security Forces Headquarters has summoned all journalists in Jaffna and had asked them to report information in a manner that would not create any … Continue reading

March 13, 2011

State run daily plays down assassination attempt on TNA MP

AFTA_Media_release_on__Sritharan_MP090311 Jaffna district Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian S. Sritharan’s shooting incident in Nochchiyagama on March 7th, received minimal coverage in the state run leading Sinhala newspaper Dinamina, sources in … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

EU is concerned of pre election violence

The EU Heads of Mission based in Sri Lanka are deeply concerned by the pre-electoral violence in Sri Lanka which has already caused two deaths and numerous injured. A statement … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

‘Midnight’s Children’ shooting in limbo

By Susitha R. Fernando The ongoing shooting of Oscar nominated director Deepa Mehta’s latest film, based on multi-award-winning bestseller novel ‘Midnight’s Children’ by Salman Rushdie, in Sri Lanka is in … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

On Sri Lanka, UN Claims Inaccuracies in Press Freedom Groups’ Petition, Passes Buck

By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, March 9 – The UN of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, so tongue tied about Sri Lanka and whether its Panel on Accountability will as … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

IFJ Welcomes UN Response on Prageeth Case

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is heartened by reports that the office of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has responded positively to a letter requesting the UN’s support in … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

Press Freedom Organisations Call for UN Intervention in Prageeth Case

The following letter was sent to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by a coalition of five press freedom organisations including the IFJ on Monday March 7. It calls for UN … Continue reading

March 10, 2011