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NewsAfter Unleashing Violence Authorities Censor Opposition TV Programme

After Unleashing Violence Authorities Censor Opposition TV Programme


After violence directed towards supporters of the Common opposition candidate Maithripala Senanayaka yesterday, authorities blocked TV interview with him on Cable and Pro TV channels this evening.




Lanka Herald site reported that Several channels of a private electronic media institution MTV/MBC has been blocked this evening on two satellite television service providers to prevent a political debate ‘SATANA’ attended by Common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena, former Minister Rajitha Senaratne, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake and JHU MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero.

Number of journalists and politicians tweeted condemning the censorship by privately owned Dialog cable TV.

Government owned PeoTV also blocked the political debate.

It was reported that all three language channels of the MBC/MTV ie, MTV, Sirasa and Shakthi TV had been blocked. on Dialog TV and SLT’s Peo TV.


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