Arrested LankaeNews journalist to be produced in court today

Apr 26, Colombo: A LankaeNews journalist arrested yesterday at the website’s Colombo office is to be produced in court today regarding a case related to contempt of court.

Kirindiwela police yesterday arrested the LankaeNews journalist Shantha Wijesuriya at his office under a court order issued by Poogoda Magistrate and Additional District Judge Aravinda Perera.

Police recorded a statement from his in relation to a report compiled by him regarding a murder case being heard by Poogoda Magistrate Court. Two police officials are charged with the murder of a 47 year old person in this case.

Earlier this month LankaeNews news editor Bennet Rupasinghe was also arrested for an incident of contempt of court.

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