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.
Bodinayaka / May 8, 2012
congratulations, I told you. didn’t I? ” Wal Buuru Nidahasa” that’s what we were taught about this once upon a time in Sri Lanka.
Gowrie / May 8, 2012
Why I am not surprised!
gamini / May 8, 2012
My sincere appreciation for the staff at CT for keeping the fires burning. Your sevice is admired by all of us who believe in a Free Media. Long live CT.
pittakotte / May 8, 2012
CT………YOU HAVE HELPED IMMENSELY IN HIGH LIGHTING THIS SORRY SAGA STORY OF THIS PEDOPHILE. THANKS FOR EXPOSING THIS CRIMINAL TO WE REAL BUDDHISTS. WE FOLLOWED THE CASE DAILY THROUGH YOU. WE KNEW TOO THE TRUTH HURTS. THANKS FOR COVERING BUT NOTHING CAN BE HIDDEN FROM ELECTRONIC MEDIA. LONG LIVE COLOMBO TELEGRAPH.
pittakotte / May 9, 2012
Sorry for any misunderstanding. I meant covering the story, not covering up like other media network. Thanks.
raymond / May 8, 2012
It is high time to enforce a “Gaddafi-Style” revolution to get this moronic regime out. Congratulations CT for a job well done.
David Blacker / May 9, 2012
I am in SL and have no problem accessing CT. I accessed it over the last couple of days too. Maybe someone got their wireless wires crossed.
Vasu / May 9, 2012
All our purpose to publish something is to reach the mass in SL to bring changes in our country, If this way is blocked, we have to find a diffrent way
We would like to belong to a democratic multiethnic multireligious and multicultural nation without fear and discrimination.
This is our right
CT, you have done a good job!
Max Silva / May 10, 2012
CT being blocked is an imagination.The truth is that since lately CT has become the official mouthpiece of the defeated Tamil Tiger Terrorists.Hence apart from hardcore Tiger terrorists,sane people don’t visit your blog anymore.From time to time CT comes out with a set of rules.But those rules don’t apply to the defeated Tamil Tiger terrorists who identify themselves as Sinhalese claiming to be human rights activists,intellectuals,academics etc.It’s a question of attempting to fool all the people all the time.Allegations of CT being blocked is a joke.Sane persons don’t take CT seriously.
When it suits you, you cry foul.On many occasions CT deleted my posts,claiming that they were not in order.But the Tamil Tiger terror contributors are free to insult the Srilankan president using filth language.After all what else can we expect from terrorists?Diversify views are not tolerated at CT in true Tamil Tiger fashion.But now you cry foul with an imaginary allegation of CT being blocked.Don’t worry you may continue with your circus as long as you like.
By the way what happened to that “Impartial Observer”who cried blue murder on my comments.It seems that he has vanished in to thin air.CT,whom are you trying to fool?I hope that the so called moderator will not get hot under the collar and decide to do away with my comment.CT,why don’t you identify yourselves as the sole representatives of free media?You have been trying too often to pull the wool over the eyes of others.As a result very few bother to waste time on your blog.As for me i just don’t have the time to waste on your comedy circus.In the meantime you may “smash clay pots in the abandoned hut”as long as you like.
HELAVIRU / May 10, 2012
Really this Imposer Is Wasting His Useless TIME
Chandra / May 10, 2012
Have a nice day!
Don / May 15, 2012
Yes so this fellow should be censored.!
suz / May 10, 2012
where is the media rights in srilanka max?demand by ct. control by ct.terrorize by ct.we comments to ct.crazy journal.
American Lanka Lover / May 14, 2012
this site does resemble tamilweb.net