Fear grips journalists after new Sri Lanka president targets opposition media

Media watchdogs in Sri Lanka have raised the alarm about a looming clampdown on media freedom following abrupt police probes against pro opposition media institutions soon after a Sinhala nationalist......

RSF demand Sri Lanka's presidential candidates to guarantee press freedom

A leading international media watchdog has condemned a threat made against a journalist by a media owner while urging Sri Lanka's presidential candidates to respect press freedom. Paris based media rights.......

Pressure mounts on Sri Lanka to release writer jailed by misusing UN treaty law

International rights watchdogs have intensified their campaign urging authorities to unconditionally release a Sri Lankan award winning author detained for more than 100 days for writing a short story.............

Protesters slam Sri Lanka government for bowing down to Buddhist extremism

Hundreds protested in Colombo slamming the Sri Lankan  government for detaining an award-winning Sri Lankan writer for almost 80 days at the bidding of Buddhist extremists. Writers, journalists, trade unionists......

Award winning Sri Lankan playwright penalised under UN law

Police in Sri Lanka have used a UN backed law designed to protect fundamental rights including freedom of expression for legal action against an award winning playwright. Malaka Devapriya was interrogated.....

Worldwide campaign launched for release of Sri Lankan writer

Deeply concerned by the arrest and ongoing detention of award-winning writer Shakthika Sathkumara, the world’s leading association of writers has launched a worldwide campaign for his release...........

Attacks on Tamil journalists “recalls the worst times in Sri Lanka’s history”

An International media watchdog has urged the Sri Lankan government to take action against members of the security forces who have been carrying on with attacks on Tamil journalists. In a statement......

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