FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

20 violence incidents in 28 years only against “Udayan” newspaper. Pointed out in parliament yesterday.

RHgu7viLContinuous methods of repression are unleashed against the “Udayan” newspaper and 20 violence incidents have been unleashed was pointed out by Tamil National Alliance parliament member P.Ariyanenthiran yesterday in parliament.

 During the group discussion regarding the authorized ministries to the parliament selective committee, while addressing Ariyanenthiran said, 44 journalists were brutally murdered from year 1990 January until now and out of this figure, the most deaths are Tamil journalists.
Within 28 years, 20 times violence was unleashed against the “Udayan” newspaper. Its journalists had been attacked. Recently the newspaper reporter got assaulted.
The “Udayan” newspaper is functioning amidst much suppression. Recently journalists were distributed with laptops, but discrimination was shown against Tamil journalists. This situation should be changed was stated by him.

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