After its Director Jayantha Dhanapala gave a speech in a public meeting, Dialog one of Sri Lanka’s key telecommunications providers blocked Colombo Telegraph again.
Dialog had been surreptitious blocking access to Colombo Telegraph, over a period of time had lifted the illegal ban on Colombo Telegraph for its Director Jayantha Dhanapala to give a speech at the BASL summoned Public Forum on the vesting of Police Powers on the Army Navy and Air Force and the break down of the Rule of Law situation on March 25, 2014.
Dhanpala, member of the Board of Directors, Dialog Axiata PLC, key co-signatory of the Friday Forum, a resource person for workshops, seminars and conferences on good governance and the former Under Secretary General United Nations.
Colombo Telegraph is being blocked by all internet service providers and mobile networks – private and state owned – in Sri Lanka. We publish below two screenshots provided by Dialog customers;
But can read via proxies;
Unlawful Restrictions On Media By State Or Private Actors Is A Matter Of Serious Public Concern And Must Be Questioned – Bishop Chickera And Prof. Savitri
Dialog Unblocked Colombo Telegraph For Dhanapala To Address A Public Meeting
Jayantha Dhanapala Is A Liar; Caught Lying Over Silence On Colombo Telegraph Blocking
Jayaratne Says Dhanapala Will Stand By Best Practices, Dhanapala Pussyfoots On Illegal Web Blocking
International Press Institute Urges UN To Ensure Interference With Colombo Telegraph Ends
Colombo Telegraph Has Every Right To Raise Dhanapala’s Conflict Of Interest; Friday Forum Member Speaks Out
Article 19 Slams Ban On Colombo Telegraph Website
Dialog Board Director And Friday Forum Member Jayantha Dhanapala Fails To Stop CT Blockade On Dialog Network
Dhanapala May Be Influenced By Large Payment He Receives From Dialog – Professor Kumar David
‘Dhanapala’s Position Ethically Untenable’ Says Dr. Pradeep Jeganathan
Sara Says ‘Dhanapala – WebBlocking’ Issue Needs To Be Resolved Within The Framework Of Good Governance
Subtle Business Interests More Damaging Than Anti–Democratic Regime: Dhanapala Should Answer Conflict Of Interest Questions – Dr. Nirmal Ranjith
Sri Lanka Blocks Websites And The President Lies On Twitter
Once Again Colombo Telegraph Blocked; Dialog And Etisalat Tamper DNS Responses
TRC Blocks Colombo Telegraph, Warns Service Providers To Maintain It’s A ‘Technical Glitch’
Colombo Telegraph Blocked, How To Reach Us Now: Sri Lanka Telecom And Mobitel Joins The DPI Club!
Sri Lankan Govt. Periodically Blocked Colombo Telegraph In 2013: US Human Rights Report
History of Colombo Telegraph blocking
First -December 26, 2011 – We are blocked but we will not be stopped
Second – May 8, 2012 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked Again
Third – March 29, 2013 – Sri Lanka Blocks Colombo Telegraph and Selected Tweets: Colombo Telegraph Unblocked
Fourth – August 23, 2013 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked, How To Reach Us Now: Sri Lanka Telecom And Mobitel Joins The DPI Club!
October 26, 2012 – Colombo Telegraph Was Hacked
August 9, 2012 ColomboTelegraph Password Cracking Attempt Blocked
Freedom House Report: Freedom On The Net 2012, Sri Lanka Is A Country At Risk
Ben Hurling / March 27, 2014
Gigantic Junta family clan that has hijacked Sri Lanka’s constitution has gone absolutely mad.
Blocking of Colombo Telegraph is a sign of their insanity.
More imporantly their utter stupidity, nervoursness & weakness.
Not to mention the blatant disregard of the law governing meida in a modern, democratic, open society Sri Lanka has alwasys aspired to become. Now for over 60 years.
Only to be taken backwards again and again by corrupt, power hungry blood sucking, “politicians”. Chosend by the dumb Sri Lankan electorate. In openly rigged “elections” each time.
May God bless our country.
Amarasiri / March 27, 2014
Use 1,000 ptoxy servers
Gunasinghe / March 27, 2014
100 % agreed !
Lasantha / March 28, 2014
If Gigantic Junta family clan would have allowed CT to function in Sri Lanka and read it’s Journalists and academics Articles and read it’s readers comments,Junta would have suceeded in winning the UNHRC vote by now.
By Blocking CT clearly shows that Junta is taking Sri Lanka towards another North Korea.
Please see the following webs.
But now after UNHRC defeat Gigantic Junta’s days are numbered.
Kiruthika / March 27, 2014
Now I am able to view CT from dialog 4g
Nimal / March 27, 2014
So, Hans and Dhanapala are showing the finger to the public of this country! And this is how capitalism works.
Gunasinghe / March 27, 2014
This man has no shame, this is what ‘ corporate good governance’ means as his friends says. Shame!