Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan court issues arrest warrant against journalist Frederica Jansz
Wed, Nov 7, 2012, 11:36 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka Court of Appeal yesterday issued a warrant to arrest and produce former editor-in-chief of The Sunday Leader Frederica Jansz in court on January 17.

The Court of Appeal issued the warrant since Jansz failed to appear in court yesterday for a show cause order in a case filed against her by parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala for defamation.

The case was taken up by the Appellate Court judge S. Skandharaja yesterday and the when the journalist did not appear in court, the counsel appearing for the plaintiff requested the court to issue a warrant to arrest her.

The judge ordered Ms. Jansz to appear in court today and postponed the case to January 17.

Reportedly, Ms. Jansz sacked from her post as editor-in-chief of The Sunday Leader, is seeking political asylum in Australia.

Australia last month rejected an asylum request by the editor who had claimed that her life is in danger due to her writings critical of the government.

Australian immigration officials have ruled that Ms. Jansz does not face persecution by the Sri Lankan government as she claimed.

** Related Story :: Australia rejects Sri Lankan newspaper editor\'s asylum request



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Australia and Sri Lanka sign new partnership to fight Chronic Kidney Disease
-- [1 hour and 3 minutes ago]
Australia and Sri Lanka to enhance cooperation in maritime security
-- [1 hour and 29 minutes ago]
Death toll from bad weather in Sri Lanka rises to 91, 110 missing, tri forces launch massive search & rescue operation
-- [1 hour and 53 minutes ago]
Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty launch in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
India offers scholarships to children of Sri Lanka estate workers
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy ships Sagara and Nandimithra return home on completion of Singapore visit
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka state-owned retail chain Lanka Sathosa will not be sold, Minister assures
-- [9 hours ago]
Heavy rains in Sri Lanka cause havoc with floods, landslides, claim 23 lives
Subdued performance in Sri Lanka's external sector as trade balance widens substantially in February 2017
Iran, Sri Lanka sign 2 MoUs on science, technology cooperation

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.