Published On:Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Posted by Sri Lanka Guardian
| Ranjith Henanayake Arachchi
On behalf of International Network of Sri Lankan Diaspora (INSD)
For the past few days, many Sri Lankan News Websites were obstructed and some pro Government Communication Institutions directly censored them without any legal ground. This is a very serious situation and the right to information of the people is violated. Especially the Sri Lankans living in abroad were able to reach the News on Sri Lanka through the News Web sites. Through the censorship of Sri Lankan government the Sri Lankans live outside Sri Lanka are prohibited to reach the Sri Lankan News. In the meantime Media freedom is suppressed.
In order to safeguard the narrow political ambitions of the Sri Lankan government, the state power is misused and censorship is imposed on a drastic manner. As Sri Lankans living in abroad, we from the International Network of Sri Lankan Diaspora (INSD) vehemently condemned this act against Media freedom.