Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) grilled staff attached to the ‘Lanka’ newspaper late last evening, the newspaper said.
According to the newspaper CID officers arrived at the head office of 'Lanka Irida' Sunday newspaper last evening and obtained a statement regarding a news article published on the 'Lanka Irida' newspaper a few days ago.
The CID officers also collected personal information of the employees working in the office, the newspaper added.
If Lanka has published some anti government information why can't the government counter it through its own newspapers without harassing journalists?
Sicillian Saturday, 17 July 2010 11:22 AM
CID doesnt have any other duty. What happened to killer of Lasantha
Nishantha Rajapakse Saturday, 17 July 2010 12:08 PM
CID are going investigate the staff and the son-in-laws of the staff members...
Wasantha Saturday, 17 July 2010 04:22 PM
Oh: what joy a joy, 05 star media freedom being displayed again.CID is only doing what government ask to do?. Highly politicized institution. No backbone.Accept our deepest sympathy.
Thomas Saturday, 17 July 2010 11:04 PM
Has GOSL setup the CID just to go after Journalists who serve the public with information on wrong doings, NOT TO APPREHEND murderers, drug barons, blackmarketeers, VAT fraudsters etc????????????????????
tim Saturday, 17 July 2010 07:01 AM
Personal Information to send the White VAN....
DeAmO Saturday, 17 July 2010 07:10 AM
I wonder if any sort of warrants were issued?!
bugger Saturday, 17 July 2010 07:35 AM
Is the CID only interested in investigating anti govt activities?
Holman Sunday, 18 July 2010 06:05 AM
Good for journalists - can easily migrate afterwards.
Jagath Saturday, 17 July 2010 09:00 AM
This is so called press freedom i Sri Lanka.
Naren Saturday, 17 July 2010 09:15 AM
When would this harassment end?? when would this government be taken to task for such blatant violations of democratic rights?
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