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* President did not request British HC to deport or arrest editor of blocked website - PMD
Mon, Jun 11, 2018, 09:21 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 11, Colombo: The President's Media Division denied a media report which said that President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the British High Commissioner James Dauris to deport or arrest the editor of a blocked website who is in the UK.

The President's Media Division was referring to the report that was published on Sunday Times newspaper on Sunday 10th June, that in a meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and British High Commissioner James Dauris deportation or arrest of the editor of a website was requested.

"The said news item is incorrect and falsely reports the said meeting, and no request was made for either deportation or arrest of the editor of the claimed website or any other person," the PMD said in a statement.

The Sunday Times reported that President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday requested Britain to have London-based LankaeNews Editor Pradeep Sandaruwan Senadheera arrested or sent back to Sri Lanka during a 30-minute a meeting with British High Commissioner James Dauris whom the President summoned to his Paget Road residence.

The report said President's Coordinating Secretary Shiral Lakthilaka and Defense Secretary Kapila Waidyaratne were also present at the meeting.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), headed by Presidential Secretary Austin Fernando has blocked the website since November last year after the website published articles critical of Mr. Sirisena, the Sunday Times report said.

 

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