All journalists, including Sandaruwan Senadheera of Lanka E news, who are said to have disappeared, are living abroad, government MP Arundika Fernando told Parliament today.
He said Mr. Senadeera was running the Lankaenews website from London.
Mr. Fernando said it was questionable how these journalists obtained political asylum overseas.
Citing an example, he said journalist Sunanda Deshapriya had no reason to flee the country. He said Mr. Deshapriya’s brother would not have been appointed to the post of Elections Commissioner if this government was opposed to journalists.
UNP MP Ajith P Perera said Mr. Fernando should not use his parliamentary privilege to say nonsensical things. (Yohan Perera)