FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Killed Tamil youth of postal department was an environmentalist

Ketheeswaran Thevarajah, who was working in a post office in Vadamaraadchi and was killed Friday night was an environmentalist, who was protesting to scooping of sand in Vadamaraadchi that was causing environmental damages

January 1, 2011

Cultural and psychological attack on Tamils in Jaffna

A Tamil diaspora visitor who recently went to see the archaeological site at Kantharoadai in the heart of Jaffna peninsula found all signboards in the site in Sinhalicized Sinhala

August 25, 2010

TNA MPs face court cases for participating in a rally

The Hatankudu Police has filed a case against three TNA MPs, provincial councilor, and head of the Unemployed Graduates Union for organizing and participating in a protest march in Batticaloa on August 11 against the unemployed graduates in the East.

August 23, 2010

IUSU representatives threatened with death in Jaffna

Unknown gunmen on motor cycles speaking fluent Sinhalese threatened Inter University Students’ Union (IUSU) representatives Sunday as they were returning after being denied entry into Jaffna University for the second time during the week-end, IUSU representatives staying in a lodge in Jaffna University surroundings said.

June 13, 2010

Lawyers in North protest death threats

All judicial activities in the entire Northern Province came to a standstill as the lawyers went on indefinite strike in protest of a death threat on Chaavakachcheari Magistrate who was inquiring into a recent killing of a student after a ransom demand.

May 6, 2010

SLFP candidate attacked in Jaffna –

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) candidate Ramanathan Ankajan contesting Jaffna electorate and his supporters were attacked around Wednesday midnight between Aanaipanthi and Aariyaku’lam on Jaffna-Point Pedro road by a group of armed men alleged to be of Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), sources in Jaffna said.

April 2, 2010

Suresh Premachandran’s office in Jaffna attacked again

Unidentified persons threw stones continually, attacking the office of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) former parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran Friday night causing damage to the tiles and windows of the office, sources in Jaffna said.

February 27, 2010

Death threats to MP Gajendran, Jaffna University community

A group calling itself ‘Tamil Protection Alliance to Save the Country’ issued Tuesday and Wednesday handbills threatening with death to Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian, Gajendran and the Jaffna University community for engaging in activities condemning some elements in the university for supporting Mahinda Rajapakse in the forth coming presidential election, sources in Jaffna said.

January 21, 2010

Media persons need MOD clearance to visit Jaffna peninsula

TamilNet, Wednesday, 30 December Restriction on the travel of media persons to Jaffna peninsula via A-9 highway still remains, Director General of the Media Centre for National Security, Lakshman Hulugalla, … Continue reading

December 30, 2009

Jaffna, an open prison since SLA occupation – Southern media persons

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 10 November 2009, 05:27 GMT] A group consisting 27 media persons from the South brought to Jaffna by the Peace Congress Sunday told media in Jaffna that after … Continue reading

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