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Playwright Dewapriya released after recording long statement

Playwright Malaka Devapriya, who was summoned to the Organised Crimes Prevention Division (OCPD) of the Police this morning over a radio drama he had written directed, was released a short while ago.

Amnesty makes Urgent Action appeal for Shakthika

Amnesty International has made an Urgent Action appeal for writer Shakthika Sathkumara, urging sympathisers to appeal the Attorney General to drop all charges against him.

FMM condemns attempts at media suppression through ICCPR Act

The Free Media Movement (FMM) says that it strongly condemns all attempts to suppress journalists and media by pursuing legal action under the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act.

Fiction writer arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism

A Sri Lankan author and poet has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism in a short story recently published on the author's personal Facebook profile.