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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 915

Sri Lanka: The Lanka e-News News Editor arrested

By Muditha Gamage in Colombo
Colombo, 31 March, (Asiantribune.com):

Bennet Rupasingh, News Editor of Sri Lanka’s controversial web site Lanka e-News was arrested by the Sri Lanka Police today.

According to Lanka e-news , “the News Editor of Lanka e News website senior journalist Bennet Rupasinghe was arrested by the Wellampitiya police when he was asked to come and give a statement with the police for allegedly threatening a brother of one of the suspects who is in custody over the arson attack on their office in Malabe.”

Earlier on 31st January 2011, Lanka e-New office s in Malabe came under arson attack and Police is investigating the incident

The lawyer representing Mr. Rupasinghe said that he was arrested a short while ago and is to be taken to the Kaduwela Magistrate where he is to be produced in courts

The lawyers Manjula Pathiraja, Gunarathna Wanninayaka, Mythree Gunarathna, Shiral Lakthilaka were representing Mr. Rupasinghe said that he was arrested a short while ago and is to be taken to the Kaduwela Magistrate where he is to be produced in courts.

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