FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

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

Uthayan newspaper offcie attacked by gunmen

Early morning incident – printing machine scorched, press set on fire by unknown group this morning. An attack is again executed against the “Udayan” daily newspaper published from Jaffna today in … Continue reading

April 14, 2013

Media organisations condemn attack on Uthayan office while police fail to do their duty

Media organisations, political parties and civil rights movements condemned this week’s attack on an Uthayan newspaper office in Kilinochchi, as police failed to make a breakthrough in the investigations. Six … Continue reading

April 6, 2013

Killinochchi ‘Udayan’ News Paper Office attacked

The Killinochchi office of the ‘Udayan’ newspaper published in Jaffna has been attacked by an unknown group today (3rd) say reports. Four persons preparing newspapers to be distributed have been … Continue reading

April 3, 2013

Jaffna journalist assaulted

A group of unidentified people assaulted a jaffna journalist today, according to reports. The journalist identified as S. Starlin, works for  the Jaffna-based Valampuri newspaper. He was reportedly assaulted while … Continue reading

March 9, 2013

Print Media in Jaffna: Latest Victims of Media Suppression in Sri Lanka

Suppression of media has been endemic to Sri Lankan political history since independence but however analyzing the last few decades the Centre for Human Rights and Research (CHR) & Campaign … Continue reading

February 13, 2013

Major General Hathurusinghe warns TNA over media reports

The Jaffna Security Forces (SF) Commander, Mahinda Hathurusinghe, has threatened legal action against the Jaffna District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian and the Uthayan newspaper publisher, E. Saravanabawan, for false … Continue reading

February 12, 2013

Psychology war against media by government – Saravanabawan MP

Photo – MP saravanabavan visits the media worker at hospital “Thinakural” press was scorched and once again activities advanced to crush the voice of democracy. In this manner, the press … Continue reading

February 9, 2013

Attacks on media escalate in Jaffna, newspapers burnt by alleged SL military squad

A newspaper distributor who was on his way to Vadamaraadchi through Jaffna – Point Pedro Road to distribute the copies of the Jaffna edition of Tamil daily Thinakkural was attacked … Continue reading

February 7, 2013

Sri Lanka; Newspapers burned in Jaffna; Armed political thugs intimidate peaceful protest in Colombo

(Photo: Motorbike and Newspapers set on fire) Networking for Rights in Sri Lanka Press release/ 10 January 2012 Sri Lanka; Newspapers burned in Jaffna; Armed political thugs intimidate peaceful protest … Continue reading

January 10, 2013

Freedom of expression denied in north to Tamils. Jaffna Bishop points out to Ambassador.

(Photo: French Ambassador in Jaffna) A situation has risen in the north, of not able to advance political activities freely. Meetings cannot be held by gathering public. Continuous obstructions are … Continue reading

January 10, 2013

20 violence incidents in 28 years only against “Udayan” newspaper. Pointed out in parliament yesterday.

Continuous methods of repression are unleashed against the “Udayan” newspaper and 20 violence incidents have been unleashed was pointed out by Tamil National Alliance parliament member P.Ariyanenthiran yesterday in parliament. … Continue reading

December 7, 2012

Editors’ Guild demands action against Uthayan editor’s attackers

Editor T. Thevananth The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka yesterday demanded action against those responsible for a recent attack on the Chief Editor of Uthayan, M. A. Kaanamylnaathan, a member … Continue reading

December 1, 2012

Army chief takes ‘Udayan’ to court

   Army chief Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya yesterday (Oct. 24) filed a defamation case against Jaffna’s ‘Udayan’ newspaper seeking damages, said the Army media unit. The petition, filed in the … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

TNPF launches Tamil bimonthly

The Tamil National Peoples Front (TNPF) led by Gajendrakumar Ponnambalam launched a bimonthly party paper named Nam Theasam (Our Nation) Sunday at the office of the TNPF in Jaffna. University … Continue reading

August 6, 2012

Black July commemoration: Jaffna police won’t allow display of inflammatory posters

The police in the Northern Province are on alert to thwart possible attempts by political elements to destabilize the region with intelligence received that some politically motivated groups were working … Continue reading

July 29, 2012

CID questions Uthayan Editor .

The Editor of the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper was questioned by the CID yesterday following a news story referring to Army Commander Jagath Jayasuirya The CID had asked the Chief … Continue reading

July 19, 2012

Stay order in support of Uthayan news paper

A stay order was issued by the Appeal Court today against the Jaffna Magistrate from taking steps to make the Editor of the Uthayan newspaper to apologize in court over … Continue reading

July 6, 2012

Jaffna Magistrate compels Editor to apologise in courts over article in Tamil Newspaper

What began with a stay order preventing protests from taking place in Jaffna on June 18, has ended with the editor of a Tamil newspaper being called to court and … Continue reading

July 1, 2012

Jaffna GA wants SL police to investigate bloggers in Jaffna

[TamilNet] SL Police in Jaffna have filed cases, on behalf of Sri Lankan Government Agent in Jaffna against persons whom she alleges as engaging in a systematic campaign against her. … Continue reading

January 12, 2012
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