'Lanka' weekly news paper editor arrested

[TamilNet, Friday, 29 January 2010, 15:26 GMT]
Chandana Sirimalwatte, the editor of the pro Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Sinhala language weekly 'Lanka' was taken into custody by the police Friday morning in connection with an article carried in the paper on January 26.

A team of police officials from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) took the editor and his two editorial assistants Friday morning from the newspaper office.

Two editorial assistants were later released but not the editor.

The editor has been detained for further questioning on several other issues CID Chief Senior DIG Nandana Munasinghe said.

 

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