Group protests Sri Lankan journalist`s detention

An international media rights group is protesting the suspension of a pro-opposition news website in Sri Lanka and the detention of a reporter over an incorrect news report.

Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 16:12 PM IST

Colombo: An international media rights group
is protesting the suspension of a pro-opposition news website
in Sri Lanka and the detention of a reporter over an incorrect
news report.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says
yesterday`s court order to detain the reporter and block
LankaeNews.com was just the latest attempt by the authorities
to silence it.

The order was made despite the website publishing a
correction and an apology.

The website`s offices were burned down earlier this year
and one of its columnists has been missing for 15 months and
is suspected to have been abducted.

PTI