For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Sri Lanka to table a Draft Bill on Code of Ethics for Media

A Draft Bill containing a Media Code of Ethics aimed at creating ‘a salutary media culture in the country’ will be tabled in Parliament for adoption in September, Mass Media … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

Video: Goons block journo’s from taking pictures of judge .

Prior to the Homagama District Judge Sunil Abesinghe being taken out of the Cinnamon Gardens Police station this evening, goons  purported to be his supporters, threatened journalists present at the … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

‘Gossip Lanka’ block illegal – FMM

The blocking of two popular news websites in Sri Lanka ‘ Gossip Lanka’ ( ) and ‘ Gossip Lanka News’ ( ) is completely illegal, says Sunil Jayasekara  the … Continue reading

May 18, 2013

Gossip Lanka web site blocked – Anusha Palpita

Popular website ‘ Gossip Lanka ‘ (gossip lankanews .com) has been blocked, stated the Director General of Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita. Speaking to ‘ Sri Lanka Mirror’ he stated … Continue reading

May 17, 2013

Police comes to Janarala office

Police attached to the Peliyagoda Crime Division have entered the office premises of the Janarala weekend publication a short while ago (May 16). Police have informed the Chief Editor of … Continue reading

May 16, 2013

PCCSL in Jaffna to serve aggrieved Northern Province readers

JAFFNA – The Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL), the self-regulatory body of the newspaper industry, opened an office in Jaffna on Friday, May 3, at 2.30 pm at … Continue reading

May 5, 2013

OBSERVING Press Freedom in Sri Lanka

May 3 World Press Freedom Day The valour of the pen during self-censorship T homas Jefferson in a letter to James Currie on January 28, 1786 wrote “our liberty depends … Continue reading

May 4, 2013

Quadruple Murder Suspect Duminda Silva Welcomed at Presidential Palace but Azath Salley Arrested for Alleged Press Statement

Karu Jayasuriya M.P. It is in the strongest possible terms that the arrest of former UNP Deputy Mayor Azath Salley must be condemned by all right thinking peoples of this … Continue reading

May 4, 2013

Attempts to Disrupt “Rally for Unity” by Boys Distributing “Patriotic” Leaflets Foiled but Organizers of Event Followed by “Mystery” Men

 By The Puppeteer The only monkey wrench cast into the cogwheels of the Rally For Unity, was the circulation of leaflets opposing the highly publicised event. The leaflets contained the … Continue reading

May 1, 2013

US calls on Sri Lanka to ensure freedom of press

Expressing deep concern over the recent surge in attacks on Sri Lankan media organisations, the US today called on the country to ensure freedom of press. “The US calls on … Continue reading

May 1, 2013
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