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Lankaenews to be banned within Sri Lanka... journalist remand extended until May 12th
Lanka-e-News, -28.April.2011, 11.30AM)
Sri Lankan trilingual news website Lanka e news is to be banned within the country until the 12th May 2011 following the decision issued by the District court judge Ms. Kumari Abeyratne of the Pugoda Magistrate, this morning.

The decision was given after the first court hearing for Lanka e news journalist Shantha Wijesooriya who was arrested by the Kirindiwala police and remanded on the 25th April 2011, based on charges levied against him for contempt of court. District court judge Ms. Kumari Abeyratne concluded today’s hearing with an order for Mr. Shantha Wijesooriya's remand to be extended till the next court hearing due for 12th May 2011; and for Lanka e News to be banned during that time effective immediately by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
The decision was given after the lawyers Mr. Bandara Ekanayake, Mr. Manjula Pathirja , and Mr. Senaka Perera; appearing on behalf of Mr. Shantha Wijesooriya refused to accept the charges made. They further stated that they will appear before the Appeal Courts regarding this court decision.

Await for further updates regarding this matter.
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