15 July, 2020

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Sri Lanka Releases Blocked Frontline Magazine

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today instructed the latest issues of the Frontline magazine that were earlier blocked by the Customs Department due to a containing a reproduction of an interview with slain LTTE Leader Prabhakaran, to be released to the local markets.

The interview which was first published by the Magazine in 1987, has been reproduced in its latest issue.

Media Ministry Secretary Karunarathne Paranavithana had told local media earlier this week that the magazine has not been banned but that its release has been blocked as the content in the publication could be detrimental to national security.

The magazine had been sent to the Defense Ministry for clearance, which had then in turn directed the matter to the Media Ministry.

 

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    Soon our PM will unblock Tamil Eelam too.

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      Good call Shamil……

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        K.A Sumanasekera

        Where is the non Dalit Tamil Subramanian Swamy a friend of Sinhala/Buddhist?

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          Swamy is not Tamil. He is a Brahmin. Brahmins are loyal only to their Aryan identity and hate Dravidians. They infiltrated Dravidian culture with the use of religion ; they have abused,exploited and destroyed Dravidians.

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      Shamil:

      Don’t underestimate Ranil. He has a whip to lash you too for your recalcitrance and prejudice. Let the people read and decide for themselves. There is law and order to manage anything that peers beyond the recognised parameters.

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      Shamil

      “Soon our PM will unblock Tamil Eelam too.”

      You are right in a sense but late by 12 years.

      Ranil unblocked the passage to Thamil Eelam, VP ended up in vellaimullivaaikkal. Ranil was using the Norwegian made tried and tested GPS system.

      In fact that particular early GPS version was successfully tested in Palestine in late 1980s.

  • 9
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    Custom Dept. also blocked the Time Magazine depicting Wirathu ”Face of Buddhist Terror” apparently after Gnanasara and Gota instructed the Dept. to do so.
    Please release that too.

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    Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is the only enlightened politician at present in this country. Censorship in this day and age is just stupid.

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      I agree.

  • 7
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    Prime Minister Mr. Ranil have done the right decision. We are era of modern technology its real stupidity to censor or block right of information. By blocking any publication will only create a controversy but it will also help sales of such magazine. Any magazine will love controversy because it help gain such popularity and fame and also make the unknown become famously known.

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    Well done Ranil.

    Only politician with a vision !!!

    Let people decide whether they want to read or not.

    Hope TIME mag with Wirathu will be released as well.

  • 3
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    Well done Ranil.

    Only politician with a vision !!!

    Let people decide whether they want to read or not.

    Hope TIME mag with Wirathu will be released as well.

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    Eelam doors being unlocked. Some Sri Lankans are still in denial. How pathetic.

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      People have their wills to choose either read or not. The government takes no guarantee since Sri Lanka has the policy of the right to information act which allows people to read anything they wanted.

      Ranil didn’t allow Eelam’s websites to be lifted since they have mishandled the situation politically by the previous regime – Before allowing such a thing the government needs to review carefully if its threat to the national security or not. Anything that could harm the country it will be immediately blocked by the court order.

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    HOW ABOUT RELEASING THE TIMES MAGAZINE OF THE BURMESE BUTCHER?

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    I AM SURE NONE OF YOU WILL LIKE THAT WILL YOU?

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