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Editor of the Lanka Newspaper released. I feel bitter-sweet.

Chandana Sirimalwatte, the editor of the Lanka Newspaper was released today by the Gangodawila Magistrate since the CID failed to produce any charge against him. He was imprisoned for 18 days under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (or is it under the ER Act?) and after all that, the CID failed to produce any charge against him. 111 more words

Election is over: ensure protection of peoples’ rights now!


(Bangkok, 3 February 2010)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership-based organisation
representing 46 human rights NGOs across Asia, expresses its grave concern over the present political repression and human rights abuse in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the presidential elections. 411 more words

Sri Lanka

In other news today...

AFP : Sri Lanka arrests editor over military rift story

A Sri Lankan editor was arrested for reporting on an alleged rift between a senior military commander and the government after the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels, police and his newspaper said Sunday. 43 more words