Nov 09, 2017

Abolish ban on LankaENews - FMM

The Free Media Movement (FMM) has demanded to abolish the access restriction allegedly imposed of the website - Lanka E News.

In a media release, the FMM says, "If the allegation is true, by obstructing the access to Lanka E-News within the country, the government has demonstrated the likelihood of taking similar arbitrary actions towards any other website or media in the future. Therefore, FMM wants to emphasize the fact that this action of the current government has endangered the future of media freedom and democracy in Sri Lanka."

The FMM "demands to abolish the ban of Lanka E News, to rectify this arbitrary and repressive tendency immediately and to ensure the sustaining media freedom and democracy."

The full statement of the FMM is shown below :