Sri Lanka Marxists condemn the arrest of website news editor

Apr 02, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has condemned the arrest of news editor of ‘Lanka-e-News’ website Benet Rupasinghe.

In a communiqu issued by the JVP with the signature of its Information Secretary Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath, the party accused the government of attempting to put the blame of setting fire to the office of the Lanka-e-News on employees of the web site.

Herath also points out that the state media had carried out a blatant propaganda to justify the act before the arrest of the Lanka-e-News news editor.

Herath said that throughout history the government has failed to carry out proper investigations regarding attacks on the media institutions and journalists.

He stressed that the government should bring the real culprits of the arsenal before the law.

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