‘Lanka’ newspaper Editor arrested

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The Editor of the ‘Lanka’ newspaper, Chandana Sirimalwatte, was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) this evening. He had called over at the CID this morning to give a statement regarding an article which appeared in the newspaper on Tuesday which made some revelations about a senior government official, the JVP said.
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  • Friday, 29 January 2010 05:00 PM

    Crushing the media is a major step towards a 'Zim-Lanka'!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:13 PM

    Ha.. Ha.. I guess the comments are coming only from Colombo readers ... who are majority UNPers!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:38 PM

    "Better future"?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:41 PM

    If the majority did not care about what the "Lanka' Editor had written, and voted for MR, then why arrest the Editor?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:50 PM

    Now, who is behaving like Idi Amin?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 05:53 PM

    It is a responsibility of all media to provide correct information and positive criticism, to the public!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 07:49 PM

    'Thawa tika dawasakin okkotoma punnakku thamai'!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:08 PM

    5Star Media Freedom !.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:23 PM

    This is the begining....

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 10:25 AM

    Can Newspapers under the guise of media freedom defame people.If it is criminal defamation it must be investigated no one is above the law.Both sides made allegations of corruption etc let us get to bottom of it all.If they are really corrupt they must be punished.If lies are propagated this too must be stopped

    Friday, 29 January 2010 09:22 PM

    These are not journalists, but mudslingers. Journalists have to be impartial - these people just spread lies to create unrest in the country!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:45 PM

    The harassments are on n now the crippling of the free media has begun. Where will these end ..........

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:48 PM

    There are only 2 newspapers that openly criticise the GOSL .

    Now they have arrested the editor of one.

    They have also kicked out a foreign reporter who asked embarrassing questions,

    We are well on the road to being a banana republic.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 09:36 PM

    I agree that 'media freedom' does not mean that any news can be published, without knowing the real facts. Some news may be false and could bring a bad repute, to the country. However, arresting Mr.Srimalwatta, just after winning the Election, sends a very bad message to the public. I think there are better things to do, after a victory.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 06:27 AM

    SAME ON MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA. LOOK HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS IN SRI LANKA

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:50 PM

    Delivering promises of development commencing 27th.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 10:41 AM

    Yes, "coco butter": because the villagers who voted are not educated enough to post comments in English newspapers. That is the bane of this country. Very soon our staple food should be declared as "Poonac" and "Bajiri"

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:53 PM

    another one bites the dust.when will this end?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:55 PM

    more to come guys. what we see today is just the tip of the iceberg. this is a five star democracy.
    we are indeed, in for roller coaster ride mates. enjoy.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 02:55 PM

    what is the problem now if the victory is clean so what?
    Why all these harresments

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:04 PM

    These so called journalists are not ethical. They write everything in mud!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 11:11 PM

    The majority of Sri Lankans have 'spoken': They don't want media freedom?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:06 PM

    lokka wada patan gena

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 06:48 AM

    'Journalists have to be impartial'? Dallas, you mean like the state sponsored ones? Wake up!

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:18 PM

    don't start talking about media freedom! 'Lanka' was a paper which was poisoning the minds of people. Just coz u have media freedom, it does not mean that you can go ahead and write any piece of rubbish you want. Media has a huge responsibility in giving the correct info to the people and at the same time helping to create a positive and harmonic atmosphere.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:19 PM

    Well this is what the majority voted for now, it's not like they didn't know. good bye media freedom.

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 12:11 AM

    Press should publish pro-government articles ONLY ?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:26 PM

    Another election result, people now can not complain they gave the mandate.

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:36 PM

    Freedom freedom we all voted for!!

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:17 AM

    Why don't you talk about the Govt. Media too, menaka??

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:42 PM

    SUBA ANAGATHAYAK FOR PRESS!!!!!

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:23 AM

    This is not new to we Sri Lankans. This happened under all previous regimes.
    Where is Sunanda Deshapriya and his gang of rogue journalists?

    Friday, 29 January 2010 03:57 PM

    Free meadia most assential element of democracy is under attack in our country

    Friday, 29 January 2010 04:01 PM

    Lank editor had the backbone to reveal things to the country.
    This is the state of affairs in the paradise island. More things to come.........

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:35 AM

    I agree with Menaka's comment 100%

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:36 AM

    yeh, punnakku is the most suitable food for brainless people like you!

    Saturday, 30 January 2010 07:49 AM

    This is the begining of "THE END" of Sri Lanka.....
    The true heroes who gave their lives to make Sri Lanka a better place...will be crying in their graves....!!
    Can we say “this land belongs to you..this land belongs to me...this land belongs to all of us...”..???????


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