For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Police arrest 4 youths pasting stage drama posters

Police have arrested four youths who had been pasting posters for Sugath Mahadivulwewas stage drama Sahathika Nokala Maranayak, or An Uncertified Death.

December 11, 2010

Sri Lanka MP interrogated over ‘dictator’ posters

The main opposition Sri Lankan United National Party (UNP) has accused the authorities of undermining democracy by intimidating parliamentarians.

September 28, 2010

CID to grill Mangala (over the 18 A poster)

Former SLFP strongman and new defector to the UNP Mangala Samaraweera has been summoned to the CIDs notorious Fourth Floor for questioning on Tuesday at 10:30am over the alleged defamatory posters printed at a printing press at Mirihana.

September 26, 2010

IFJ Condemns Arrest of Printing Staff in Sri Lanka

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is outraged at the arrest of the owner and staff of a print-shop in Sri Lanka on the eve of an important constitutional amendment debate in the national parliament.

September 13, 2010

SRI LANKA: Abuse of arrest and detention under the new presidential order

The arrest of the printer of a poster and the holding of his family members to force him to surrender indicates the type of suppression that will be extended to all political activities now within the new presidential order achieved through the completion of the authoritarian system by the passing of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

September 12, 2010

Printer’s wife and two brothers taken hostage, printing press sealed, printer and workers detained

NfR expresses its serious concern that a printing press has been sealed, the printer and eight other printing workers have been detained and the printer’s family was taken hostage by the police under the emergency regulations for printing a political poster.

September 10, 2010

Mangala behind defamatory posters – state media

Police investigations have revealed that UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera was behind the printing of a poster defamatory of President Mahinda Rajapaksa which was carried out in a printing press belonging to the JVP.

September 10, 2010

The Free Media Movement condemns the arrest of the printer, and the owner and workers at Sarala Graphics, Nugegoda

The Free Media Movement considers the arrests of Jayampathi Bulathsinhala: printer, and the owner and workers at Sarala Graphics, Nugegoda to be a gross violation of the rights of freedom of opinion and expression, as well as of the right to peaceful protest and of engaging in a lawful profession.

September 10, 2010
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