28February2017

Court seeks Interpol help to arrest exiled Sri Lankan journalist

A Sri Lanka court issued an international arrest warrant against a journalist in exile soon after he was threatened with Interpol action by the country's justice minister. Gampaha Chief Magistrate Kavindya Nanayakkara on Friday.......

  • Athula Vithanage

Returning Tamil journalist shocked of 'betrayal' by fellow Sinhalese

A Tamil journalist arrested on his return from exile to Sri Lanka is shocked by attempts to undermine his professional integrity by widely known Sinhalese journalists. Punniyamoorthi Sasikaran........

  • Athula Vithanage

Increase in number of journalists held as hostages around the world – RSF

The number of journalists held hostage during this year has alarmingly increased than the year before, according to an international media watchdog. Publishing its annual worldwide.........

  • Athula Vithanage

Tamil poet barred from visiting Sri Lanka to attend book launch

The Sri Lankan government has stopped an internationally renowned Tamil poet from visiting the island to attend the launch of his latest book in the northern town of Tamil speaking Jaffna on Sunday. Tamil poet and  and award winning film.........

  • Manjula Wediwardena

Exiled Tamil journalist arrested on arrival in Sri Lanka

A Tamil journalist who accepted a public invitation by the government has been arrested on his return to Sri Lanka after being in exile for four years. Sasikaran Punniyamurthi, freelance journalist originally from eastern Batticaloa, fled..........

  • Athula Vithanage

Award winning Tamil poet 'blacklisted' in Sri Lanka

Sanctions against leading Tamil poet VIS Jayapalan entering his country of origin has not been lifted despite Sri Lanka publicly claiming that the poet is welcome in the country, JDS can reveal. Following an earlier exposure by JDS that......

  • Manjula Wediwardena

RSF calls for a UN Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists....

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