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Sri Lanka releases arrested pro-JVP newspaper editor

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 October 2009, 15:11 GMT]
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Sri Lanka Police Saturday evening arrested Mr. Chandana Sirimalwatte, the editor of “Lanka,” a Sinhala language weekly newspaper, over a news item regarding the alleged rift between the Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse and the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Major General Sarath Fonseka. Latest reports from Colombo say that the editor was released around 11:00 p.m. Saturday after nearly five hours of interrogation.

Sirimalwatate was taken into custody by a team of CID officials accompanied by Homagama Police at a playground in Homagama. Currently Sirimalwatte is being interrogated by the CID at the CID headquarters in Colombo, media sources reported. “Lanka” is pro JVP weekly newspaper.

Meanwhile, the CID is looking for a reporter of “Lanka” in connection with the lead story on October 16th suggesting the rift between President Rajapakse and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, sources said.

Director of CID, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Nandana Munasinghe told media that investigators wish to know the source of information that led to this particular story.


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