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Journalist Released, Suspension On Website Removed

May 12, 2011 10:56:48 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Pugoda Magistrate’s Court has today released a journalist attached to private news website LankaeNews and has lifted the suspension on the website.

Pugoda Magistrate W. Aravinda Perera has today released LankaeNews journalist Shantha Wijesuriya, who was arrested by the Kirindiwela Police on April 10 on contempt of court charges over a story published in the website.

The Pugoda Magistrate also issued a temporary suspension on the website on April 28 until the police investigation into the matter was completed.

The website was also given permission to resume operations.

The order has been issued after the accused parties had tendered their apologies over the publishing of a news item in the website.