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::

* US expresses concern over Sri Lanka's moves to stifle free expression
Thu, Nov 29, 2012, 07:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 29, Colombo: The United States today expressed concern about recent threats to freedom of expression in Sri Lanka.

Issuing a statement today the U.S. Embassy in Colombo said the Wednesday's (November 28) beating of a reporter in Jaffna, harassment by Government of Sri Lanka officials of independent media outlets, and searches without warrants of journalists all serve to stifle media freedom.

"Additionally, the Embassy is greatly concerned about reports of attacks on students in Jaffna. We call upon authorities to exercise restraint and respect peaceful demonstrations," the Embassy said.

Students of the University of Jaffna clashed with the police yesterday when the police tried to stop illegal LTTE heroes day celebrations by the students at the University.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka, China sign 27 agreements to deepen Strategic Cooperative Partnership
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank enters into a 3-year US$ 1.63 billion currency swap agreement with China bank
-- [3 hours ago]
Nepal FM to arrive in Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit in Kathmandu
-- [3 hours ago]
Last phase of Sri Lanka's China-built Norochcholai Power Plant commissioned
-- [4 hours ago]
Seminar on Japanese university education for Sri Lankan students on September 20
-- [5 hours ago]
British Deputy High Commissioner visits Sri Lanka's Eastern Province
-- [6 hours ago]
Fuel, electricity rates reduced in Sri Lanka to appreciate China-Sri Lanka friendship
-- [6 hours ago]
Chinese President calls for profound China-Sri Lanka friendship
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka arrests Chinese national for attempting to smuggle birds' nests
Sri Lankan President welcomes Chinese President at BIA

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.