Nov 08, 2017

Lankaenews.com blocked!

The news website www.lankaenews.com has become inaccessible within Sri Lanka since this afternoon (08).

LeN has claimed that the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission has ordered internet service providers to block the website locally.


ms300‘Exposed thieves given money to a website to throw mud at me’

According to unofficial sources, the TRC has taken the step pursuant to a court order.

LeN and several other websites were banned during the Rajapaksa regime, and the ban was lifted after president Maithripala Sirisena took office.

This website has recently posted articles that were strongly critical of the president.

The presidential secretariat has instructed institutions that had given advertisements to LeN to stop the advertisements.

Speaking at an event today (08) to mark the second death anniversary of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, the president charged that thieves who had been exposed by a commission appointed by him have given money to a website operating from overseas to throw mud at him.

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