UNP denounces arrest of two IFJ journalists

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The main opposition UNP today denounced the arrest and interrogation of two journalists of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) including its Asia Pacific Director Jacqui Park.

“This move shows that the Rajapaksa regime has no respect for the 16 initial agreements of the Commonwealth protocol signed by 54 countries,” UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said.

He said the regime had violated the agreements of stabilizing media freedom, democracy, human rights and respect to views of others, by arresting the two journalists. (LSP)

  Comments - 9

  • dickie bird Sunday, 03 November 2013 11:31 AM

    Its time the UNP minded their own business and look to putting their house in order.

    sarath Saturday, 02 November 2013 11:23 AM

    go to hell Tissa. under what protocol UNP expelled UK High Commissioner in 1993 during R Premadasa time.

    Niel Sunday, 03 November 2013 12:00 PM

    I was wondering where was Tissa all these days? People of this country is having so many other issues/problems to talk about but this guy comes out and telling that governemnt has broke some rules of commenwealth?

    Are you crazy or this is your berth defect?

    maha raja Saturday, 02 November 2013 11:29 AM

    this regime is terribly fearfull of jernalists,because they are revealing their corruptions.

    kapruka Saturday, 02 November 2013 12:02 PM

    Did you forget how your regime respect journalist and people during "Beshanasamaya",close your foul mouth

    unchikun Saturday, 02 November 2013 01:54 PM

    We also when people are victimized when they have a different opinion about you party. Then you it the psrty constitution and discipline has been severed.

    Cobra Saturday, 02 November 2013 01:57 PM

    Don't make a big deal of this after all they have been arrested for breaking emigration laws haven't they?

    Suq Madique Saturday, 02 November 2013 02:00 PM

    Bullshit, they violated their visa conditions and just because they were white-skinned we are supposed to ignore this?

    Nishantha Sunday, 03 November 2013 06:53 AM

    Whether they are journalists or any other, if someone break Sri Lanka's visa law/rules they should be dealt as per the law.

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