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President Rajapaksa Phoned TRC Palpita To Ask Colombo Telegraph Blockade

In a surprising move, the President Mahinda Rajapaksa inquired from the Chairman Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita about the blocking of www.colombotelegraph.com, the Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

It is understood that Palpita deliberately lied to the President saying that Colombo Telegraph published personal attacks on high ranking members of the Government including the President.  Colombo Telegraph challenges Palpita to cite instances where articles published on Colombo Telegraph contains ‘personal attacks’ on such individuals.

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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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