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Media freedom under siege: NFF

15 February 2016 03:17 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National Freedom Front (NFF) said today media freedom was under siege brought about by the several threats being made by the current government.

Parliamentarian Jayantha Samaweera told a media conference that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had made strong statements against the media.

“When this government assumed office it claimed that it will assure media freedom, but what’s happening now is quite different. It has accused journalists and reporters in public and described them in demeaning terms. When we consider Sanka Amarajith’s case it is clear that this government is again moving towards what happened to Richard De Zoysa. Why is President Maithripala Sirisena remaining silent in the midst of these controversies,” he said.

Mr. Samaraweera claimed that the Task Force for Reconciliation (TFR) set up by the Prime Minister was bound to lead the country towards the division of the country. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)



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  Comments - 12

  • Horri Jimonis Monday, 15 February 2016 08:00 PM

    WW will reap his harvest for all his wrong doings.

    Sincere Monday, 15 February 2016 08:57 PM

    Free insult is now under siege!

    Don Monday, 15 February 2016 09:23 PM

    We really surprised that the big boss,Weerawansa is not making any comments.For some reason he is in the back stage sending these puppets to make comments.Where was your democracy during the previous regime

    TONY Monday, 15 February 2016 11:55 PM


    Melda Tuesday, 16 February 2016 02:06 AM

    by the way who is this so called MP havent even heard of him before. must be somebody trying to get popular.. via DM Android App

    Jason Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:49 PM

    Previously, it was not only the Media Freedom that was under siege, but also the media organizations.

    Ranjitdea Tuesday, 16 February 2016 03:43 AM

    Media freedom, yes, but not to insult people in vulgar language, that is PMs message

    HotPot Monday, 15 February 2016 04:05 PM

    You are making this statement because there is media freedom. What more do you want?

    Cheers Monday, 15 February 2016 04:30 PM

    We are still waiting to see Richard De Soysa dissapearence but premadasa went like a dog in charcoal and who killed Kobbekaduwa then Batalanda still not investigated

    Dutchy Monday, 15 February 2016 04:34 PM

    Media can make and unseat rulers. RW should keep this in mind thoroughly

    chux Monday, 15 February 2016 04:50 PM

    Did you run the country for last 10 years with all freedom??you ran with uneducated thugs who always hammered media on daily basis

    Sincere Tuesday, 16 February 2016 11:38 AM

    Ewa une Indiawe Indiawe, Lankawe ehema une naaaa!!!!

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