Thursday, April 28, 2011

News web suspended

The Pugoda Magistrate has suspended the operations of the Lanka e News website pending a case over charges of defamation.

The order was issued by the court today when the case was taken up for hearing. Meanwhile the Editor of the website Benette Rupasinghe said he had resigned from the website.

He said that several others ha also resigned as a result of the recent incidents surrounding the website. The Editor was recently arrested and later released on bail.
The website had also been attacked and faced threats. The latest court order suspending the website from operating will however only affect viewers in Sri Lanka. (News Now.lk)

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