Nine people were arrested and seven computers including a personal lap-top were taken into custody by the CID from the Lanka Mirror office in Etulkotte this evening.
The CID also inspected the residence of the Editor of Lanka X, the official website of the UNP’s communication wing, Ruwan Ferdinandz in Narahenpita.
Four CID officials were present at the residence of the editor. They inspected the lap-tops and took statements from a few individuals present.
UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera speaking to the Daily Mirror said this was an indictment on the free media of the country.
“All they told us was that they had information to believe that there was anti- government materials. Obviously we are an opposition website and there would be definitely anti-government materials.
“The witch-hunt against the free media continues,” he said.
However, the police said only two people were taken into custody from the Sri Lanka Mirror office. (By Hafeel Farisz)
Comments - 14
Tintin Friday, 29 June 2012 10:54 PM
China, Russia, Noth Korea...Thankfully Burma is out of it now
Manik Friday, 29 June 2012 11:44 PM
This is a damned good lesson for the idiots who voted for crooks.
knowthegame Saturday, 30 June 2012 01:09 AM
Register the website & operate legally; freedom is upheld.
sabs Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:07 AM
media freedom at their best
PRAD Friday, 29 June 2012 11:25 AM
Lanka X? What is it? Porn or sex site? Belongs to Mangala?
Achari Friday, 29 June 2012 11:53 AM
What is the freedom we have in this Country??????????
Fusion Friday, 29 June 2012 12:07 PM
Anti-government material? Whats wrong with that? Anti- government activities are normal in a democracy. Anyone should have the right to attack the government in terms of speech. Anti-government does not equal Anti-Sri Lanka! Being Anti-government can actually be Pro-Sri Lanka, especially if the govt is destructive.
me Friday, 29 June 2012 12:09 PM
No this is news web site which given detail report about ‘AMARE’ on last week. but you have to read it using proxy in Sri Lanka
Godaya Friday, 29 June 2012 12:28 PM
If someone cheers Pakistan when Sri Lanka and Pakistan are playing, would that be anti-Sri Lanka??? Ane manda....
Mason Friday, 29 June 2012 01:12 PM
This country very hasty is wanting to become a Banana Republic with no opposition whatsoever stopping them. Wither the opposition parties.
TruePatriot Friday, 29 June 2012 01:13 PM
You're stretching the definition of democracy quite a bit to include SL
Huna Friday, 29 June 2012 01:20 PM
Usualy we hear these type of news from the Middle east countries
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 30 June 2012 06:49 AM
Media freedom in the five-start democracy of the "Debacle of Asia" aka Banana Republic of Asia. We are trying to be another Russia, China, Iran or Vietnam where only state media institutions are allowed to operate and any views to the contrary are considered sedition. At this rate, we might soon hear that the country is declared a Kingdom and that the King can do no wrong.
Lanke Banda Saturday, 30 June 2012 07:19 AM
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