Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Thursday, March 31, 2011

International condemnation of journalist arrest

International rights organisations have called for the immediate release of an editor of a website critical of the Sri Lankan government

Bennett Rupasinghe, News Editor of LankaeNews was remanded by courts following his arrest by the Wellampitiya police on Thursday.

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said that he should be released immediately.

RSF research coordinator Gilles Lordet speaking to BBC Sandeshaya said, "this can be seen as part of ongoing harassment against the LankaeNews".


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