By Colombo Telegraph –
Access to https://www.colombotelegraph.com/ website has been blocked in Sri Lanka by since Saturday May 5, 2012. Colombo based an international award-winning citizens journalism website groundviews and Journalist Nalaka Gunawardene tweeted this morning;
Is Colombo Telegraph just down for us, or it is blocked? http://t.co/jSo8fzI3 We are on SLT ADSL #lka #srilanka
8/5/12 6:48 AM
@groundviews It’s down for me too this AM – and on same ISP. #lka Colombo Telegraph must have carried a particularly inconvenient truth?
8/5/12 6:58 AM
@groundviews and so is @facebook . works thru proxy though
8/5/12 7:03 AM
@NalakaG @ThilinaRa Colombo Telegraph loads fine on Dialog dongle. Maybe this story irks the powers?http://t.co/vw597kQp (JPG image)
8/5/12 8:14 AM
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Colombo Telegraph has been blocked by all Internet Service Providers randomly and news based since November 4, 2011. Several journalists, academics, lawyers and human rights activists based in Sri Lanka independently confirmed that they were unable to access the https://www.colombotelegraph.com/ website via ADSL since yesterday.