Monday, September 07, 2009

TID grills newspaper editor

The Sri Lanka's Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) today (06) recorded a statement from the Chief Editor of 'Lanka Irida' Chandana Sirimalwatta following the arrest of three of his journalists for allegedly entering to a private land.

A police official said that the editor was asked to appear before the TID this morning to record a statement. After few hours of questioning the editor had been released.

Three journalists who had visited Deniyaya to get information for a paper article were arrested recently and are being detained under emergency regulations.

The three journalists have allegedly trespassed into a private land in Deniyaya belonged to Sri Lanka President's sister and brother-in-law.

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