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Al Jazeera blocked in Lanka because of election coverege

al-jazeera-300x225Al Jazeera television has been temporarily blocked in Sri Lanka over its election coverage today.
Dialog Television is the main re-broadcaster of Al Jazeera television in Sri Lanka.
Sources said that the Doha based TV station was blocked today by Dialog Television following one of its reports on the Northern polls.
Meanwhile Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said that some international media had made “serious adverse comments” on Sri Lanka on election day.

“It is regrettable and deplorable to note that some of the media who are supposed to be unbiased are behaving in a manner where a reasonable person, any unbiased person would condone,” he said.  September 21, 2013(Colombo Gazette)

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