CID summons BBC journalist over tweet

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BBC journalist Azzam Ameen has been asked to report to the Cyber Crimes unit of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) this morning (10) so that a statement could be recorded from him.

It was reported that the BBC journalist was summoned over a tweet made by the President’s Media Division’s (PMD) twitter handle in response to one of the tweets made by President Maithripala Sirisena’s official twitter account.

Ameen had re-tweeted a screenshot of the two tweets with one of his comments.

The tweet by the President said “In the short time that my administration has been in power, we were able to introduce many progressive legislative reforms. We hope to bring about many more new Acts to strengthen our democracy.”

The PMD twitter reply to the President’s tweet was “You are a wonderful speaker. But how do you ensure they turn into action. Show by doing!”

The PMD later posted a twitter massage stating, “It seems for a brief moment the @PMDNewsGov twitter was compromised. The account has now been recovered and PMD is investigating the matter.”

  Comments - 22

  • lal Thursday, 10 May 2018 06:50 AM

    MS is defending Mahanama by sending death threats to company directors that complained about Mahanama while media freedom goes to hell

    Scooby Doo Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:53 AM

    If this is an issue what`s the action CID has taken against those media and their journalists who spread hatred among people.

    Ceylon Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:27 PM

    Lanka has new era now.from mahinda all presidents are thieves.what a curse this country is duffering this curse come from inercsently killed over 300,000 cituzens over last 50 years ???.

    Hilary Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:02 AM

    He is one of the top journalists and government was waiting to hunt him on such thig...

    Twitter Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:13 AM

    Twitter and twits are not what we want. It is genuine action!!!

    Amila Thursday, 10 May 2018 07:44 AM

    This is a joke.

    kakopappa Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:04 AM

    or may be it was the hard questions he asks duraing media during media briefings

    DillonDP Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:19 AM

    Whats there to be investigated, its a mere fact.... and shameful.

    Sunil Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:49 AM

    What the BBC journalist has commented is the absolute truth.

    Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:03 AM

    U want to visit 4th floor?

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:02 AM

    Well, what this BBC correspondent re-tweeted is what this whole countries citizenry would have questioned too.

    DHA Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:15 AM

    Are we living in China or Sri Lanka ??? There's nothing wrong in what he said....

    mir Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:15 AM

    So Retweeting is a crime?

    AJ Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:38 AM

    The reply from the hacked PMD handle was spot on.

    sena Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:39 AM

    Please don't criticized the government,you would have to waist your time in police stations,others too careful

    Refaideen Thursday, 10 May 2018 09:56 AM

    Freedom of expression under threat

    Sam Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:24 AM

    Again I can only say sorry to everyone for voting for maithri. Will not be doing that again.

    manju Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:38 AM

    After a very short time in power, corruption is rampant, even in the Presidential Secretariat. This is the bitter truth.

    Angry bird. Thursday, 10 May 2018 10:52 AM

    Now a days journalism has gone to dogs, however Asia news,China news keep their dignity..Recently a journalist got caught for the drugs.No wonder

    Camillus Thursday, 10 May 2018 11:51 AM

    BBC Reporter in Sri Lanka

    yahiya Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:23 PM

    This also coup of president office to degrade the president image.

    goonbag Thursday, 10 May 2018 12:46 PM

    " twitter massage" lol

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