Tamil journalist reporting police inaction intimidated by senior officer

A Tamil journalist reporting the inaction of law enforcement officers in implementing a court order in northeastern Sri Lanka has been intimidated by police. Freelance journalist Kanapathipillai Kumanan who was.........

President sets extremist monk free while author stuck in jail for work of fiction

An extremist Buddhist monk convicted for contempt of court was set free by the Sri Lankan president while an author held in detention for publishing a short story is forced to seek justice..........

Sri Lanka: UN treaty invoked to imprison award winning writer

In an unprecedented move, police in Sri Lanka, made use of an international agreement to imprison a multiple award-winning Sinhala writer for publishing a work of fiction on social media. Shakthika Sathkumara....

Army threatens journalist covering protest against water theft (VIDEO)

Army officers in the highly militarised north eastern Sri Lanka have threatened a journalist for covering local Tamils protesting the siphoning of water in a mass scale. Freelance journalist Selvaraja Sumanthan.....

Sri Lanka: Army chief to retain military spy accused of murder and torture (VIDEO)

An army intelligence officer accused of deadly attacks against journalists, including the assassination of a senior editor, will not be removed said Sri Lanka’s army chief, despite heavy opposition from local and international....

Sri Lanka police officer assaults Tamil journalist in Jaffna

A Tamil journalist has been admitted to hospital after he was assaulted by a senior police officer on Tuesday (19) in Jaffna. Journalist Kugarajah Nadarajah of DAN TV said he was attacked by the acting Officer-in..........

Sri Lanka terror police harass Tamil journalist for covering religious festival

An international media watchdog has urged the Sri Lanka government to stop harassing a Tamil journalist for covering a Hindu religious festival. The Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) has interrogated Uthayarasa.....

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