Nine arrested from Sri Lanka Mirror
Nine people were arrested and seven computers including a personal lap-top were taken into custody by the CID from the Lanka Mirror office in Etulkotte this evening.
The CID also inspected the residence of the Editor of Lanka X, the official website of the UNP’s communication wing, Ruwan Ferdinandz in Narahenpita.
Four CID officials were present at the residence of the editor. They inspected the lap-tops and took statements from a few individuals present.
UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera speaking to the Daily Mirror said this was an indictment on the free media of the country.
“All they told us was that they had information to believe that there was anti- government materials. Obviously we are an opposition website and there would be definitely anti-government materials.
“The witch-hunt against the free media continues,” he said.
However, the police said only two people were taken into custody from the Sri Lanka Mirror office.
Courtesy: DM Online
There is a big difference between Anti-government material(giving an alternative view of what the government is doing) and False Material (giving false and misleading information or lies to public and international media).
“Free media” does not mean you have the freedom to mislead people by spreading lies.
We will wait and see what type of “anti-government” material they had, leading to these arrests.
Big nanny US also got upset with this while they themselves are witch hunting against Wikileaks founder Julian Asange. What a laughable hypocracy!
US, trying to arrest Julian Asange must also be an act against “free media”!
Anti-government is “Rajyyaya Virodhee” Mangala mahaththaya egana Dhanuwath nahaa.
Freedoom of the media or the “free-doom” of the media?
Freedom of the press or the freedom to “press” ? (the wrong button!)
Media freedom can use against humanity & then it’ll be a crime against humanity. That’s the wild ass media freedom.!