Censorship on foreign media
[TamilNet, Thursday, 04 May 2000, 17:27 GMT]
The Sri Lankan Government Thursday followed up the tough security measures it announced Wednesday night with renewed press censorship on the foreign media. Sri Lanka's local media have been subject to censorship since last year. However, Colombo-based foreign media had been exempted.
Minister of post, telecommunications and media Mr.Mangala Samaraweera has said that all war-related reports shall be submitted to the censor.
The Sri Lankan government Wednesday put the country on a war footing and announced tough new measures including sweeping new powers for the security forces.
The changes are being announced against a backdrop of a deteriorating military situation in the northern Jaffna peninsula where the LTTE has made significant gains in the past few weeks.