Media Release: Sri Lanka May 13, 2011 The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the decision by a Sri Lanka court to order the release of journalist Shantha Wijesooriya and … Continue reading
Press release/ 26 April 2011 Networking for Rights (NfR) expresses it serious concern that Lanka-e-News journalists Shantha Wijesuriya has been arrested and remanded on contempt of court charges. He was … Continue reading
6th April 2011 On 24th March, the undersigned individuals issued a statement calling for urgent interventions to ensure the safety and security of the staff of the Lanka e-News website, … Continue reading
Media Release: Sri Lanka The IFJ joins its affiliate the Free Media Movement (FMM) in calling for the immediate release of Lanka-e-News news editor Bennett Rupasinghe, who was arrested on … Continue reading
The JVP has expressed its vehement protest regarding the arrest of news editor of ‘Lanka-e-News.’ This is stated in a communiqué issued by the party with the signature of its … Continue reading
The arrest of ‘Lanka e News’ journalist Bennet Rupasinghe is an act of pure hypocrisy states the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF). A communiqué issued by the convener of IUSF … Continue reading
Magistrate Jayaki de Alwis has ordered the arrest of LankaEnews News Editor Bennet Ratnayake. The Magistrate was removed from the judiciary by former Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva over an … Continue reading
A senior Sri Lankan journalist and the News Editor of Lankaenews website, Benett Rupasinghe, has been arrested today (31) by the Sri Lankan Police, dealing yet another blow to the … Continue reading
Police informed court yesterday that investigations were being carried out based on information regarding the involvement of a former member of Army Intelligence and a garage owner in the assassination of the editor of the Sunday Leader Newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunga.
Staring at a great opportunity of genuine democratization brought about by the end of the war, Sri Lanka appears to be going back to a more historical form of democracy that prevailed in ancient Greece, where democracy was effectively the will of a small group of privileged people, with majority of its people such as women and slaves prevented from participating in governance and politics
minister says Sri Lanka should do more for reconciliation ‘rather than just words’
Alistair Burt, Minister for the Middle East and South Asia in the Coalition government, told the Westminster parliament that the government was aware of the ground situation in Sri Lanka.
The Court has remanded an alleged LTTE Journalist who was detained and questioned by the CID on the charges that he spread slanderous news against the government and the security forces.
Journalist Ruwan Weerakoon, who is on bail will be discharged and the connected papers sent within a fortnight, Senior State Counsel Riyaz Hamsa told the Supreme Court when his fundamental rights petition was taken up for hearing on Friday.
Senior Journalist J.S. Tissainayagam’s counsel today moved to withdraw the Fundamental Rights (FR) application filed by his client as he had received a presidential pardon.
Cautioning that “the international response to Sri Lanka’s worrying approach to human rights, good governance and accountability as a ‘deafening global silence’ that may encourage other states to act in a similar way,” Elders, an independent group of eminent global leaders, said Tuesday
Journalists in northern Sri Lanka have told their southern counterparts they are unable to do their jobs effectively because of ongoing post-war reporting restrictions.
The case filed by the Mirihana police against three persons including journalist Susil Kindelpitiya was taken up yet again today, before the Colombo Magistrate Court.
It is now over a year since the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, claimed victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). But war is still being waged on the “paradise island” – by the government, against the country’s journalists.
Rajpal Abeynayake’s column this time like most of the times, misses the whole point of the argument of Mr. J.C. Weliamuna’s article, which he tried to undermine. The point of Mr. Weliamuna’s article is to call for the freedom of association to operate without being subjected to repression
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is relieved that J.S. Tissainayagam is safe, following more than two years of an ordeal in which the Sri Lankan Tamil journalist was accused, charged and tried for terrorism for his journalistic reporting on human rights issues.