For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

CPJ urges UN to intervene and investigate the apparent targeting of LankaeNews

Committee to Protect Journalists, NY, NY A Pugoda magistrate’s court ordered the country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to suspend Lanka eNews within Sri Lanka while it tries the site’s detained journalist … Continue reading

April 29, 2011


Journalist For Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) protests against the unprecedented move where a court in Sri Lanka has ordered the closure of a website critical of the government. Pugoda … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Sri Lanka News Website Suspended, Journalist Held in Custody

Media Release: Sri Lanka April 28, 2011 The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns a court order today to suspend operations of Lanka-e-News in Sri Lanka. The Pugoda Magistrate’s … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Government use court to ban LankaENews

2011-04-28    Pugoda Magistrate and Additional District Judge Mr. Aravinda Perera today ordered the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission to take measures to ban LankaeNews website in Sri Lanka. The magistrate made … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Sri Lanka: Journalist arrested on contempt of court charges – NfR

Press release/ 26 April 2011 Networking for Rights (NfR) expresses it serious concern that Lanka-e-News journalists Shantha Wijesuriya has been arrested and remanded on contempt of court charges. He was … Continue reading

April 27, 2011

Len journalist arrested

A journalist attached to, Shantha Wijesuriya, has been arrested. Five policemen from Kirindiwela Police had visited him to obtain a statement on a charge of contempt of court. As … Continue reading

April 25, 2011

Sri Lanka: Court order to arrest Editor of Lanka e-News web site sadaruwan Senadeera

By Muditha Gamage in Colombo 22 April 2011, Sri Lanka’s Magistrate Court has directed the Police to arrest and produce the controversial Editor of Lanka e-News website sadaruwan Senadeera before … Continue reading

April 22, 2011

Sri Lanka: Threats and intimidations continue against news web site

NfR – Net working for rights in Sri lanka – Exile network for media and human rights in Sri Lanka Press release/ 15 April 2011 Networking for Rights reiterates its … Continue reading

April 15, 2011

Govt. ‘covered up’ Lasantha murder

The government did everything to cover up the murder of Lasantha Wickramatunge says the widow of the slain editor of Sunday Leader. “I am satisfied that the government did everything … Continue reading

April 14, 2011

Thinakkural Newspaper company van Hijacked by Gang in Police Uniform – GTN intelligence reporter

A white van belonging to the Thinakkural newspaper company was hijacked Monday morning at Modera in Colombo by an unidentified gang posing as policemen, according to a complaint made to … Continue reading

April 13, 2011

Thinakkural ( a Tamil Daily) vehicle hijacked in Colombo

Three persons clad in police uniform hijacked a white van belonging to Thinakkural newspaper at Wall’s Lane in Modera, Monday 6:30 p.m., claiming that they were suspicious over documents that … Continue reading

April 12, 2011

Sri Lankan journalist speaks of attacks on media

Monday, April 11, 2011 By Kaleb Warnock “They threw my unconscious body in a ditch and left me to die.” Poddala Jayantha begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting is a Sri Lankan journalist who … Continue reading

April 12, 2011


Natioanl Peace council – Sri Lanka Media Release In recent months there has been a systematic campaign in sections of the media to bring a few NGOs that work in … Continue reading

April 12, 2011

Govt ‘responsble’ to probe Lasantha murder

The responsibility of investigating the assassination of Sunday Leader editor lies with the Sri Lanka government, says an international media watchdog. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says attacks on Namal … Continue reading

April 11, 2011

Threats and intimidations to e-News and those supporting them since release on bail of News Editor on 7th April 2011

1. Advice to e-News lawyer Manjula Patthiraja from a friendly police officer that it would not be good for him if he continues to appear for e-News on Friday, 8th … Continue reading

April 11, 2011

UK ‘linked’ Fonseka to Lasantha killing

‘When finally I am killed, it will be the government that kills me’ The Sri Lanka government says it was told by British officials that they had evidence to suggest … Continue reading

April 10, 2011

FMM condemns action against Uthayan

Press Release. 09/04/2011 The Free Media Movement (FMM) is deeply concerned about recent government moves to ostracise  the independent Uthayan newspaper in Jaffna and restrict its coverage of state events,  … Continue reading

April 9, 2011

Heavy competition in capturing Tamil media in the island

Shares of a leading all-island Tamil daily, Thinakkural, published simultaneously in Colombo and Jaffna, were for ‘sale’ recently for hundreds of millions, and the competitors ranged from a former LTTE … Continue reading

April 8, 2011

IFJ Urges Full Investigation As Editor Granted Bail In Sri Lanka

Media Release: Sri Lanka April 8, 2011 The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the release of editor Bennett Rupasinghe from detention in Sri Lanka but renews its call for … Continue reading

April 8, 2011

Government prepares to seal the Lanka newspaper

2011-04-06 The government is strategically planning on taking enjoining orders against Lanka Fast Publishers that publish the Sunday Lanka and Midweek Lanka newspapers in order to temporarily or permanently prevent … Continue reading

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