United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Stay Connected
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Pakistani reporter detained

Mar 13, 2011 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lankan immigration authorities detained a Pakistani journalist with the same name as the man who staged an abortive car bomb attack in New York’s Times Square last year, officials said Sunday. Faisal Shahzad, an Islamabad-based reporter, was allowed to enter the country to cover the World Cup after spending nearly a day in detention. "We have spoken to the CID (criminal investigations department of the police) and the matter has now been resolved," a spokesman for the Pakistan high commission (embassy) in Colombo said. Shahzad’s name was on a watch list at Colombo airport and the authorities detained him for questioning, his colleagues said. There was no immediate comment from Sri Lankan authorities. Read More:dailymirror.lk/news/10314-pakistani-reporter-.html