SriLanka Police arrests Lanka-e-News editor

[TamilNet, Thursday, 31 March 2011, 12:34 GMT]
News editor of a popoular web-news site Lanka-e-News, Mr Benett Rupasinghe was arrested by Sri Lanka police and remanded till 7th April on the order of Kaduvela Magistrate Jayaki De Alwis on Thursday for allegedly threatening a relative of a suspect of an attack on the premises of the news site earlier.

The brother of the suspect known as Boothaya who was arrested for the burning of the Lanka-e-News office was directed by the Willampitiya Police Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Upul Perera, to not talk about the incident to journalists.

Police had earlier claimed the attack on the premises of the news site was an internal job, but the officials of the web site denied this accusation.

 

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