SRI LANKA: A website office is attacked 

Dear friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a statement issued by Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka. For further information, please contact Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka through their website:

Urgent Appeals Programme
Asian Human Rights Commission

2011 January 31 | 6.22 GMT

Sri Lanka : A website office attacked

An unidentified group of men broke into the office of website and set fire to it in the early hours of Monday (31).  The website, which is known for its critical views on the SL government, has been a target of repeated intimidation by the authorities. Journalist and political cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, who went missing one year ago, was also attached to the same website.

The Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka appeals to all concerned groups and individuals to take necessary action to condemn the attack and to demand an immediate investigation.

Please act — make phone calls and send emails to:

The President of Sri Lanka – + 94 112447400/ email

Secretary to the President – +94 112 2326309 / email –

Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya – +94 112 421750 / +94 773088400 email –

Executive Committee
Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

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Document Type : Forwarded Urgent Appeal
Document ID : AHRC-FUA-004-2011
Countries : Sri Lanka,
Issues : Freedom of expression, Threats and intimidation,