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;
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
Fourth – August 23, 2013 – Colombo Telegraph Blocked, How To Reach Us Now: Sri Lanka Telecom And Mobitel Joins The DPI Club!