Court discharges pro-JVP weekly editor

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 February 2010, 13:11 GMT]
Gangodawila Magistrate Tuesday discharged the editor of pro Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Sinhala weekly “Lanka”, Chandana Sirimalwatte as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) that took him into custody on January 29 failed to file any charges against him, legal sources said.

Last Monday the wife of the Editor filed a Fundamental Rights violation petition in the Supreme Court claiming that her husband had been illegally detained by the CID.

Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Minister of Mass Media and Information has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to inform him before any legal action is taken against any journalist, the government information department said.


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