24 May 2011

Sri Lankan Anti-Corruption Editor Released on Bail

A dissident Sri Lankan journalist has been released on bail. While Bennett Rupasinghe (68 – pictured above) is accused of threatening a man, independent journalists and rights groups claim that the charges are actually intended to suppress the anti-corruption editor and media in general.

Lankaenews, the site that Mr. Rupasinghe works for, has been threatened and attacked multiple times in the past, including a recent fire that many suspected that the government was involved with because the online news site dedicates a lot of time to corruption issues, especially those where the government is involved.

For the original story from NewKerala.com, please click here.

The photo of Mr. Rupasinghe comes from SriLankaNewsToday.com, which also has further information on the story.