Kathmandu Nepal: Internet Society Nepal (ISOC NEPAL) condemns the Sri Lankan Government’s decision of blocking news website in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government had blocked five news websites www.lankaenews.com, srilankamirror.com, srilankaguardian.com, paparacigossip9.com and www.lankawaynews.com , recently on the charge of character assassination and insulting people including key political leaders.
In the statement issued by ISCO Nepal, “The real motives behind the actions taken by the government was to supress the news media from its rights of digal freedom of expression which we thereby strongly condemn the action.”
According to the Sri Lankan Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, “ The website were band on grounds of morale and ethical isssues and specifically due to the direct involvement in charge of character assassination of public figure.”
Shreedeep Rayamajhi (http://www.rayznews.com)