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US welcomes pardon of Tissainayagam

May 3, 2010 8:00:00 PM - adaderana.lk
The United States welcomes the decision of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to pardon convicted journalist J. S. Tissainayagam, The US Embassy in Colombo said in a statement. The Embassy added that, Â? It is fitting that the announcement came on World Press Freedom Day, which celebrates the vital role a free media plays in every democracy.Â?