FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

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

Lake House, editor ordered to pay Rs. 500 m to Wijedasa Rajapaksha

Wednesday, 23 March Lake House and Silumina editor Karunadasa Sooriyarachchi have been ordered by courts to pay Rs. 500 million as compensation to UNP MP Wijedasa Rajapaksha. Colombo additional district … Continue reading

March 23, 2011

EDITORIAL: Hate cancer rapidly spreading in the Sri Lanka media circle.

The 13th March 2011 edition of the Nation published in Sri Lanka was invective when it attempted to scorn at Sri Lanka Guardian and its editor for undertaking the task … Continue reading

March 18, 2011

Harvard University rubbishes Sri Lanka newspapers allegations

Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government (KSG) asked a Sri Lankan newspaper for a retraction, as the newspaper carried a severely distorted, news article regards a panel discussion that had … Continue reading

March 14, 2011

Cricket World Cup: Jayawardene outraged by TV remark

BBC Sri Lanka vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene is considering legal action in response to commentary that implied he was guilty of match-fixing. A state television broadcast suggested Jayawardene deliberately played badly … Continue reading

March 1, 2011

Sri Lanka: Media an in conflict

(http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2009/06/sri-lanka-media-in-conflict.html) By Nilantha Ilangamuwa Racism and racist oppression are the causative factors for rebellions and secessionist politics. – V. Prabhakaran, ex- leader of the LTTE , Heroes’ Day Address in … Continue reading

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