President instructs IGP to inform him of any arrest of Journalist
Feb 16, 2010
President Mahinda Rajapaksa instructed IGP Mahinda Balasooriya to expedite inquiries and legal matters pertaining to journalist and Editor of “Lanka” newspaper Chandana Sirimalwattha and release him on bail with immediate effect this morning (16).

This order came following a special meeting with the heads of some media institutions the President had yesterday (15) when Victor Ivon, the Editor of “Ravaya” made a request to this effect.

Further the President made it a point to bring to the notice of the IGP that if any journalist is arrested on some accusation or as a suspect that it was compulsory the President should be informed of any such action.

Lanka Puvath