FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

State media launch a campaign to discredit a new newspaper/s

State controlled media has launched a vicious campaign against two newspapers to be re launched in coming months. The two independent news papers Mawbima and Standard Weekly were forced to … Continue reading

August 6, 2011

Sri Lanka Tamil party says military attacked its poll campaign –

16 Jun 2011/  Reuters Jaffna, Sri Lanka, June 16 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s main ethnic minority Tamil party on Thursday said the military had attacked its campaign events in the … Continue reading

June 17, 2011

Living in clover

Many may sing hosannas to the gods following a little celebrated local government poll in which the ruling party claimed a victory which was hailed by their supporters and media … Continue reading

March 21, 2011

Police target Illicit radio stations

By Damith Wickremasekara The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has been called into investigate the operation of illicit radio stations, after a series of detections in various parts of the country, … Continue reading

March 21, 2011

Misuse of state resources including media regrettable – EC

The Elections Commissioner issuing a statement regarding the recently concluded Local Government elections stated that it was regrettable how some political parties and groups conducted themselves both before and during … Continue reading

March 18, 2011

SL Policeman, claiming EPDP, threatens Tamil daily in Jaffna

A Sri Lankan police constable, claiming to be a EPDP man, entered the building of Uthayan daily in Jaffna Wednesday afternoon and warned the daily over an item it had … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

Political rivalry behind Police arrest of Batticaloa journalist

Sri Lanka Police Tuesday morning arrested Puvi Rahumathulla, Chief Editor of “Vaara Uraikal”, a weekly magazine published from Kaathankudy in Batticaloa district, at the instigation of a Deputy Minister in … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

EU is concerned of pre election violence

The EU Heads of Mission based in Sri Lanka are deeply concerned by the pre-electoral violence in Sri Lanka which has already caused two deaths and numerous injured. A statement … Continue reading

March 10, 2011

Anger against Mervyn

The opposition United National Party (UNP) and the JVP expressed outrage today over comments made by Minister Mervyn Silva that he will not allow the UNP and JVP to erect … Continue reading

March 2, 2011

Three JVP offices attacked, polls violence increase

At least three JVP election offices came under attack last night and today morning as polls related violence increased with more than 100 incidents recorded by the election monitoring groups. … Continue reading

February 27, 2011

Dayasiri Presents in parliament list of Punchi Boralla attakers

February 09, 2011: Dayasiri Jayasekera of the United National Party presented in Parliament yesterday a list of some of the attackers who disrupted the UNP gathering at Punchi Borella on … Continue reading

February 9, 2011

Muslim journalist attacked for exposing corruption

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 09 February 2011, 04:31 GMT] An unidentified group of assailants attacked the Chief Editor of the weekly Batticaloa newspaper ‘Vaara Uraikal’ with iron rods after throwing chilli powder … Continue reading

February 9, 2011

Editor attacked in Kathankudy: Journalist Elkaduwa under murder threats from a Govt. MP

Lanka-e-News 08.Feb.Rahumathulla , the chief Editor of a Kathankudi weekly newspaper ‘Vaara urikal’ was attacked by an unidentified group with rods after throwing chillie powder on his face. Because this … Continue reading

February 8, 2011

Celebrating Freedom: A Personal Account

by Harsha de Silva, Ph.D I am generally not the street-protesting type. I try to articulate my arguments with facts and figures, be it writing, speaking or engaging in debate. … Continue reading

February 7, 2011

4 JVP arrested for pasting convention posters

Monday, 07 February 2011 The JVP charges that four of its supporters were arrested by police in the early hours this morning (Feb. 07) while pasting posters about the party’s … Continue reading

February 7, 2011

UNP looking at legal action over Punchi Borella attack

  February 5, 2011, 7:00 pm By Franklin R. Satyapalan The UNP is considering legal action over Friday night’s attack on its candle- lit procession demanding the release of Gen. … Continue reading

February 6, 2011

FMM comdemnes the attack

The Free Media Movement condemns the attack onmedia persons and opposition politicians this afternoon, in Colombo, as the President and officials celebrated Sri Lanka’s Independence Day in Kataragama. A gang … Continue reading

February 4, 2011

Arson attack on Lanka E-News — An attack on society

The premises of Lanka E-News, a well know website which has suffered several attacks in recent times has been set on fire in the early morning of January 31. According to reports the equipment and the premises where the website was maintained has been destroyed.

February 2, 2011

Setting fire to ‘Lanka-e-News’ within two weeks of the President stating before media heads that he would take steps regarding web sites raises serious doubts and the President headed by the government should make a statement to the country says the President of the Media Employees Trade Union Dharmasiri Lankapeli.

February 2, 2011

Prageeth missing due to ‘chemical weapon probe’

The main reason for the disappearance of a journalist is an investigation he carried out on the alleged use of chemical weapons by Sri Lanka forces, says his wife.

January 29, 2011
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