18 May, 2024


Picture Evidence: After Dhanapala Addressed BASL Meeting Dialog Blocked Colombo Telegraph Again

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 Foruma 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;

Dialog 27


Dialog 27 2

But can read via proxies;

Dialog 27 3

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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!

Other attempts 

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

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Latest comments

  • 4

    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.


  • 0

    Now I am able to view CT from dialog 4g

  • 1

    So, Hans and Dhanapala are showing the finger to the public of this country! And this is how capitalism works.

  • 0

    This man has no shame, this is what ‘ corporate good governance’ means as his friends says. Shame!

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