Sri Lanka: Two journalists attacked by timber smugglers in Mullaitivu

Recent articles in Sri Lanka

Union members and activists protest against the Kotelawala University bill and demand the release of trade union activists, near Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14 July 2021, Akila Jayawardana/NurPhoto

Sri Lanka: Free Media Movement condemns arrest of protesting teachers and activists

Free Media Movement reminded Sri Lanka authorities that the “suppression of protests demanding solutions to issues affecting the people and the arrest of activists who lead them is a violation of the freedom of speech and expression.”

People queue up to register for coronavirus vaccines outside a hospital on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 20 February 2021, Xinhua/Ajith Perera via Getty Images

Sri Lanka authorities urged to protect whistleblowers instead of forcing journalists to reveal their sources

The Free Media Movement said pressuring journalist Sajeeva Wijeweera to disclose his sources is a violation of the Right to Information Act and a threat to media freedom.

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Sri Lanka: Groups call for release of poet Ahnaf Jazeem detained for a year without charge

Poet Ahnaf Jazeem was arrested on 16 May 2020 under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act for publishing a Tamil-language poetry anthology which authorities said promote extremism.