FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Journalists other than from state media chased out from requiem mass

o4 June 2011
Journalists who had gone to cover the last rights for Roshen Chanaka, who was killed by police shooting at a demonstration held against the government’s attempt to bring in a ‘pensions bill’ for private sector employees amidst their opposition, have been denied entry to the church where the mass is to be held. Roshen Chanaka’s body was removed by force from his home to the church by the Army.

However, journalists of the state media had been allowed inside the church and a tense situation has arisen due to certain relatives demanding that the body should be taken back to his home say reports reaching ‘Lankatruth.
LT

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