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Police Blocks Media Covering Former Minister’s Court Appearance

On 12th April when former Minister Basil Rajapaksa was produced in Mathara magistrate court in relation to a fraud case Assistant Police Superintendent Sudath Marasinhege blocked media personal covering the court proceedings, reports  Sinhala language media. ASP Marasinhage has sent all journalists out of the court saying magistrate has ordered him to do so. But Magistrate has not issued such a order.

Now Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has directed IGP Pujith Jayasundera to investigate the incident.

According to reports the journalists had complained to senior DIG Chandana Wickramaratne who had assured them that he would also look into this matter, reports Daily Mirror.

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