[Ravaya editor K.W. Janaranjana]
The Chief Editor of ‘Ravaya’ newspaper Attorney at Law K.W. Janaranjana has been called to the CID alleging that publishing a new item stating information from state intelligence services indicate Mr. Maithripala Sirisena would receive 59% of the votes while Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa receives only 41% was a personal attack on the former head of Police Intelligence Services Division Chandra Vakista.
The news item has not made any insulting remark to Mr. Chandra Vakista or the Police Department but had reported information. However, Mr. Janaranjana has been called to the CID despite the information given had not been denied by any responsible institution.
According to a decision reached during former President Chandrika Bandaranayake’s time a process had been introduced to take a statement from any journalist not by calling him or her to the CID but at the newspaper office the journalist is attached to. However, ‘Ravaya’ Editor has been called to the CID violating this process.