Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Terrorist Investigations Unit questions ‘Lanka’ editors

The officers of Terrorist Investigation Unit who visited the office of the ‘Lanka Irida’ newspaper questioned the members of its Editorial Board.ASP Oshan, Inspectors of Police Janakamthe and Saman and Sub Inspectors Hemachandra and Razeek have been in the team that questioned the Editorial Board of ‘Lanka Irida.’

Three journalists of ‘Lanka Irida’ who went to Deniyaya area to find information regarding the construction of a large building and a road on a private land using ‘Maga Neguma’ assets including its vehicles, were arrested by Deniyaya Police. The reason for the arrest was stated as taking photographs of the house where President Mahinda Rajapakse visits to carry out the election campaign of the Southern PC election.

The three journalists are still detained by police under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and today’s questioning of the Editorial Board is said to be a part of the investigations carried out by the police.

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