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CID questions Uthayan Editor

19 July 2012 01:14 pm - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Editor of the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper was questioned by the CID yesterday following a news story referring to Army Commander Jagath Jayasuirya

The CID had asked the Chief Editor of the newspaper to visit the CID head office in Jaffna at 9.30 am yesterday. The Editor of the newspaper Mr. Premanand had represented the news paper during the inquiry which lasted 4 hours, sources said.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the a special team of the CID from Colombo, had recorded a statement from the regarding a news story that was published in the newspaper.

  Comments - 21

  • Thomas Ranger Friday, 20 July 2012 03:47 AM

    The most democratic way to do things, but democracy dies a long time ago.

    Naman Friday, 20 July 2012 10:38 AM

    What do you mean by'to go against the country'
    The country belongs to each and everyone, but at present it seems to belong to thugs,corrupt politicians,judiciary,police,army,media,monks,underworld.
    Re-establish rule of law/anti-bribery/
    Maintain equality
    Sri Lanka belongs to all the multiethnic groups/multi religious
    And NOT solely to the chosen people

    malkanthi Friday, 20 July 2012 04:07 AM

    what was the article about?

    Naman Saturday, 21 July 2012 06:23 AM

    You mean the rulers who practice similar ruthless tactics as the dictators like Gadaffi ,Mubarack,Burmese/Iranian/North Korean/Chinese dictators.

    Raj Thursday, 19 July 2012 02:05 PM

    No freedom of speech, no freedom of expression. Follow the leader-China.

    RamUK Thursday, 19 July 2012 02:12 PM

    Ok if he is wrong ask him to publish an apology on the front page. if not apologise to him and release him.

    dilhan Thursday, 19 July 2012 03:27 PM

    please leave our country and go to Tamil nadu

    silva Thursday, 19 July 2012 03:34 PM


    SL Friday, 20 July 2012 01:07 PM

    True but not for the Diaspora?

    RamUK Friday, 20 July 2012 07:19 AM

    (-9) 9 ppl think not to release him ...Why this kolai veri......kolai veri di..

    kumar Friday, 20 July 2012 07:25 AM


    Raj Friday, 20 July 2012 07:49 AM

    This country belongs to all sri lankan and not to you only

    Berty Friday, 20 July 2012 08:07 AM

    Press Freedom at its PEAK??????

    Sapumal Bandara Friday, 20 July 2012 12:51 AM

    The Army Commander should have complained to the Press Council instead of the CID.

    The Uthayan Editor must seek legal redress through a FR Petition to the Supreme Court.

    Naman Friday, 20 July 2012 08:42 AM

    A SL Taliban talking!

    Naman Friday, 20 July 2012 08:43 AM

    What is the point?

    tikka Friday, 20 July 2012 08:55 AM

    I am an Uthayan reader. I know Uthayan provoke Tamil minds to go against the country. Going to CID doesn't mean that had done something wrong. Let the CID to handle it. Its a professional investigation body in the country. If LTTE asked to report, the editor will not return. Do not forget that era. So its not LTTE have told to report

    Ralph Anthony Kernr Friday, 20 July 2012 09:11 AM

    When facts are exposed. Those at the receiving end seek assistance from the CID, in a manner to frighten the outspoken, which will not last long.

    brinthan Friday, 20 July 2012 05:05 PM

    there was a end for LTTE;s cruelty and surely for the rulers too

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 20 July 2012 03:32 AM

    Jack boot made in China marching through SriLanka, crushing everything sacred on its way.

    Nodrog Friday, 20 July 2012 03:44 AM

    The Govt is slowly digging a hole from which it will never get out of and will buried in it.

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