ABC Director seeks protection from police arrest

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 09:28 GMT]
Director General of the ABC News Network, A. Samantha Rainer Silva, filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court Tuesday seeking protection from being arrested by the police. This petition follows the withdrawal of licence to the ABC news network that resulted in the closure of five radio stations of the ABC network since October 26 Friday, legal sources said.

The petitioner has cited the Inspector General of Police Mr.Victor Perera, Hambantota Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr.D.G. Kulawardene, Southern Region Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr.Jayantha Gamage, Sri Lanka Telecom Regulatory Commission Director General Mr.Kanchana Ratwatte, and Media Minister Mr.Anura Priyadharsana Yapa, Defence Ministry Secretary Mr.Gothabaya Rajapakse and Attorney General as respondents in his suit.

The petitioner states that he has been asked to appear at the police headquarters in Colombo to make a statement in regard to the news item broadcast by news channels of the ABC on October 24 through Media Ministry Secretary and Hambantota ASP in writing. This has created fear in the minds of the petitioner that the police would arrest him once he reports to the police headquarters. Hence the petitioner begs court to issue restraining order on the respondents not to arrest the petitioner and to ensure his fundamental rights, as all citizens are equal under the law of the land.

 

Latest 15 Reports
19.04.18 21:15   Photo
JUSU urges Tamils to mark Mu'l'livaaykkaal Remembrance in its true spirit of uprising
18.04.18 23:03  
Cooray emerges as broker of civil contracts to occupying Sinhala military in North
17.04.18 23:31  
SL Resettlement Ministry twists figures on lands seized by Sinhala military in North
16.04.18 20:02  
Mano Ganesan challenged in Jaffna, politician complains of threat
15.04.18 10:13  
7 DS officials under pressure to collaborate with Sinhala colonisation schemes in Batticaloa
14.04.18 23:19  
Colombo schemes new type of subservient CSD colonies in Jaffna diverting foreign aid
13.04.18 23:18   Photo
SL military brings back paramilitary violence to control peaceful protests as NGO tricks fail
12.04.18 19:03  
SL Forest department blocks access to 300 acres of agricultural lands in Ampaa'rai
11.04.18 23:20  
Tamil political prisoner launches hunger-strike at Anuradhapura prison
10.04.18 18:19  
Genocidal Sri Lanka imposes forcible military training for CSD pre-school teachers
09.04.18 11:40   Photo
Fisheries society cautiously welcomes Court decision on fishing access to Naayaa'ru Tamils
08.04.18 23:28  
Militarisation of pre-schools akin to child soldiering: NPC Education Minister
07.04.18 21:34  
Muslim politicians block relocation of SL military base in Batticaloa
06.04.18 06:35   Photo
NPC finally awakens against SL Mahaweli Authority obstructing territorial integrity of Tamil homeland
05.04.18 16:46  
Vavuniyaa Judge warns SL Attorney General against delaying tactics on TPP cases
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=23637