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By S.S.Selvanayagam

The Supreme Court today directed all media to follow the guidelines issued by the Commissioner of Elections in respect to the forthcoming Presidential Elections.
 

The Bench comprised Chief Justice Asoka de Silva, Justices Shirani Tilakawardane, N.G.Amaratunga, Saleem Marsoof and K.Sripavan.

Common Opposition Candidate General Sarath Fonseka had filed an application in the Supreme Court against state run media ITN and Lake House for violating the guidelines of the Elections Commissioner against biased coverage of the Presidential election campaign.
 

Gen. Fonseka had said that the two media institutions had disregarded and blatantly violated the guidelines issued by the Commissioner of Election which were issued following a fundamental rights application filed by him in last December.

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  • Monday, 18 January 2010 09:46 AM

    Understanting law and knowing law are two things

    Sunday, 17 January 2010 02:17 AM

    No point... current leaders have forgotten that there is some thing called a 'Law and Order'.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 10:08 PM

    Jayawewa! However, the damage has already been done to the SF meheyuma?

    Sunday, 17 January 2010 02:26 AM

    This governmet will never listen to supreme cout directives.

    there is no justice in the country we lost all our rights 4 years ago.
    Sri Lanka is sinking ship in the Indian ocean there is no future for our children.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 10:26 PM

    I too agree that the damage has already been done, but, hopefully, our people will be intelligent enough to interpret the spirit of the judgment!

    Sunday, 17 January 2010 04:11 AM

    People have surely lost the confidence in everything that works with authority to maintain law and order. The situation can only be remedied with a complete change in our governance. The change is hopefully imminent and forthcoming.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 04:03 PM

    I have little expectation whether this regime, will even listen to the Supreme Court?

    Monday, 18 January 2010 03:19 PM

    Great !! Supreme Court this is what the citizens need,wonder whether our politicians are disciplined enough and committed to adhere going by past experience?.Election violence is on the rise parties are not murdered but innocent ignorant people who sacrifice their lives for some lunatic bunch of politicians who change parties like catussas.Please do some justice about this by bring harder punishment to all culprits,no one can be above the law as citizen of Sri Lanka the law applies to all.

    Friday, 15 January 2010 04:19 PM

    Mr. Chief Justice, this Supreme Court order might fall on deaf-ears, till the 26th of January!


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