The newjaffna.net website which was recently blocked by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRC) is to be unblocked shortly, following the completion of an investigation carried out by the media ministry.
According to ministry sources, following the initial inquiry by the ministry, the content on the website has been cleared. “Therefore, an order will be issued to unblock the website soon,” sources told Colombo Telegraph.
Last month, under the orders of the Media Ministry, the TRC blocked the website after it exposed the misconduct of Jaffna Magistrate A.A. Anandarajah. The website, http://www.newjaffna.net/ is operated from the United Kingdom, and had published a series of articles revealing the misconduct of Anandarajah.
The media ministry had reportedly received several complaints including from the Tamil National Alliance against the website, after which steps were taken to block the site. The complainants had claimed that the website was carrying false information and also trying to incite racial hatred, however most of the content had reportedly been in relation to the misconduct of the judge in Jaffna.