Category: News

TISL News

01

Sep2009
Source: Times Online A Sri Lankan journalist described by President Obama as an “emblematic example” of an unjustly persecuted news reporter was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday under anti terror laws. J. S. Tissainayagam, 45, was convicted under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) for writing two articles in ... Read More
September 1, 2009haritha

01

Sep2009

Media Associations to Appeal

0    
Media associations in Sri Lanka contemplate appealing to President Mahainda Rajapaksa to pardon  J.S. Tissanayagam who has been sentenced  to 20 years RI under Prevention of Terror Act.  The President, under  powers vested in him, can pardon a prisoner. The media associations led by the Free Media Movement met in Colombo ... Read More
September 1, 2009haritha

01

Sep2009
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Asian Human Rights Commission is saddened, disappointed and shocked but not surprised at the judgment of the High Court of Colombo in sentencing J.S. Tisssainayagam to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for a simple piece of writing which he had done and ... Read More
September 1, 2009haritha

01

Sep2009
"Incompetent people are holding positions that they should not be holding in the education sector from the level of Directors down to master teachers", says former Secretary to the Ministry of Education, Eric J de Silva. "The fact that this may be so in other sectors too is no justification ... Read More
September 1, 2009haritha