Blocking of websites: Leave to proceed turned down by SC
The Supreme Court refused to grant Leave to Proceed with Fundamental
Rights application that was filed against the blocking of five news
websites by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC).
The court noted that it saw basis to inquire into the alleged rights
violations as claimed.
Free Media Movement complained to the court that five news websites
namely www.srilankamirror.com, www.srilankaguardian.org,
www.lankawaynews.com, www.lankanewsweb, and paparacinews.com were
blocked by TRC on November 06, 2011.