For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Media activists challenge government

Media activists coming down hard on Minister Keheliya Rambukwella for his statement accusing journalists of being in the LTTE payroll have demanded legal action against those reporters if proved. “We … Continue reading

January 27, 2012

Black January media protest: Police harassments continue

‘Black January’ shifted to Lipton Circus The Black January protest is to be held at the Lipton Circus at 3.00 pm today (Jan. 25), reports say. The demonstration was earlier … Continue reading

January 25, 2012

Harvard University’s 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

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

Using outdated laws to prevent the displaying of posters

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) – Sri Lanka has received information that 24 individuals have been arrested in the last few months for pasting posters and stresses that using outdated sections of the penal code to arrest and press charges against activists can be considered as an attack on the freedom of expression.

December 4, 2010

Activist ( Poddala Jayantha)seeks international probe

Police say the case has been suspended as no evidence has been found
A journalist union leader who was abducted and tortured by yet unidentified group says he will seek international justice as authorities in Sri Lanka have failed to bring the culprits to books.

August 30, 2010

PSD Chief asked to gather information on the opposition and the media

Presidential Security Division (PSD) head Major General Chagi Gallage has been appointed as the head of the Intelligence Regiment of the Sri Lanka Army.

August 28, 2010
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