Newspaper distributor attacked in garrison town of Jaffna

Latest in the series of unceasing attack on media and media workers in Sri Lanka, a distributor of the Jaffna-based Tamil newspaper on Thursday (07) has been brutally attacked while the newspaper bundles and the motorcycle.....

Sri Lankan sleuths grill Jaffna-based newspaper editor

In yet another attempt to further silence the media and curtail the already worsened media freedom in the country, a special team of sleuths attached to Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday (18) has grilled.......

Sri Lanka: A journalist's abduction attempt thwarted

Unidentified men tried to abduct yet another web journalist on Thursday (05) on a busy street in Colombo while he was returning home from work. Shantha Wijesooriya, an investigative web journalist attached to

Sri Lanka: Senior journalists’ removal creates ripples

The recent dismissal of the Editor of Sri Lanka’s youngest English-language daily, ‘Ceylon Today’, has caused ripples within media circles in the country. Last week, the management of the newspaper arbitrarily removed two.....

Rights groups flay Sri Lanka’s bid to defend attacks on media

Local and international media rights groups on Sunday (08) strongly condemned Sri Lankan Foreign Minister’s bid in Tokyo to defend and cover up his regime’s protracted terror campaign on media saying that “nothing happens to......

SRI LANKA: Journalists arrested following raids in capital

Several journalists have been arrested following a daylight raid on two news websites in Sri Lanka. This major move to curb online media critical of the government comes two days after the government's decision to block local access.....

Taraki’s death seven years on: What we have lost

It has been nearly seven years since the journalist Dharmeratnam Sivaram or ‘Taraki’ was murdered on April 28, 2005. He was dragged off the Galle road, shot to death, and dumped in a high security zone for his wife and eldest daughter to identify.


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