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LankaeNews journalist arrested

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LankaeNews journalist Shantha Wijeysooria was arrested this evening at the web sites office premises following charges levied upon him for 'contempt of court', the police said.

He was taken into custody by the Kirindiwela police after they came to the office to obtain a statement from him regarding the offense.

However the arrest warrant was taken from the Poogoda Magistrate. Shantha Wijeysuriya is to be produced before the Poogoda Magistrate tomorrow. (Supun Dias)
 



 
 

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-16+60 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2011-04-25 19:29
Freedom of the Press in the Kingdom of Sri Lanka!
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-37+10 # Jay Ranaweera 2011-04-25 23:29
Simply because one is a journalist does that means he or she is imune to the LAW OF THE COUNTRY???
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-20+10 # Upul 2011-04-26 03:51
First read the reason for his arrest
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-9+32 # maganaya 2011-04-25 19:43
Good News. Under a Democratic Government which value the Freedom of Expression.
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-41+17 # Yehiya-Doha 2011-04-25 20:23
Media must act responsibly.
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-10+39 # perumal 2011-04-25 20:51
I have to arrest and punish some one because I can not do that to Ban Ki Moon.
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-6+50 # citizen1 2011-04-25 20:59
What about all those hard-core criminals who sit in parliament? When are they going to be arrested?
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-2+19 # Above the Crowd 2011-04-25 22:22
Citizen 1, Your guess is as good as mine.

They are superior human beings.
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-7+30 # harini 2011-04-25 21:13
Miracle of Asia!
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-2+21 # Willi Wonka 2011-04-26 04:56
Hip Hip Hooray..... for Media Freedom.... Freedom of Speach... Freedom of Expression is best exercised in SL... Proud to be a Sri Lankan ( Miracle of World )
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-1+14 # Lankas shame 2011-04-26 07:24
Freedom of the Press in Sri Lanka: we score number 158 in the freedom of the press ranking, world-wide. Out of 196... What freedom of the press you are talking about?
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-8+5 # Ryan 2011-04-26 09:35
These are just numbers put by some kid somewhere, I also can do this if I has 1000USD.
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-11+13 # CW 2011-04-26 06:06
He was arrested for " contempt of court". Nothing to do with media freedom. This is where we all go wrong. This type of foolish comments can lead to another "Moon Panel".
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-2+13 # C.K.Lankaputhra 2011-04-26 06:35
Is Ban Ki, Moon wrong?
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-2+18 # SureshP 2011-04-26 06:46
Now, who said the moon report was not true?
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-2+10 # Peter 2011-04-26 10:13
Sl Govt cant always fool the world and it's people.
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