J S TISSAINAYAGAM

  • Human rights activists rally for Lankan journo September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Human rights activists continue to rally for senior journalist J S Tissainayagam who was sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment for criticising the government. Putting back focus yet again on how dangerous a place Sri Lanka has become for journalists. The Colombo High Court sentenced Tissainayagam under the country's...
  • Media forum calls for release of jailed Lankan scribe September 1, 2009

    Brussels: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the world's biggest organisdation of journalists, on Monday criticised the 20year jail term against senior Sri Lankan journalist J S Tissainayagam as "brutal and inhumane" and accused the authorities of abusing antiterror laws to silence peaceful critics. The High Court of Colombo convicted...