FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

UPFA politico arrested for threatening journalist

arrested

Arrested

A UPFA Pradeshiya Sabha (PS) member from Medirigiriya was arrested for threatening a journalist who exposed illicit felling of trees on the pretext of flood control measures in the area.
The PS member, Nishantha Pradeep Kumara had telephoned the journalist and threatened him for reporting the news item. The member had not identified himself, but the journalist had recorded the call and noted the telephone number of the caller, enabling police to track down the member.
Police arrested the member and produced him before Polonnaruwa Magistrate U.D. Kulatunga, who later released him on surety bail of Rs 50,000.Journalist Roshan Thushara had reported that, on the pretext of stopping flood threats in Van ela, Kawdamulla in Medirigiriya, a number of Kumbuk trees had been felled.
ST

Information

This entry was posted on October 19, 2013 by in news and tagged , , , .
October 2013
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Twitter Updates

%d bloggers like this: