Kindelpitiya on the fate of those tried to make accusations and suppress the media

Kindelpitiya on the fate of those tried to make accusations and suppress the media

Kindelpitiya on the fate of those tried to make accusations and suppress the media

Written by Staff Writer

11 Dec, 2013 | 8:52 pm

Speaking in Matara on Wednesday, senior journalist Susil Kindelpitiya commented on the United National Party’s concept of media freedom.

Senior Journalist Susil Kindelpitiya expressed these comments:

“At the last general election, outrageous allegations were levelled at me and I was arrested. Although l was contesting on the United National Party ticket, the UNP did not come forward to do anything for me.”

“The lawyer representing the United National Party, came to court and accused me inside the courtroom of being in possession of a recorder. I did not have any instrument in my hand. The United National Party usually does things like this which inconveniences people. Over the recent past they have been levelling various accusations at media institutions and journalists. This shows us that today they were defeated again.”

“The people who are in this today, are persons who at one point sent funeral flowers, bouquets and human heads to media institutions and the homes of journalists and the heads of media institutions. The defeat of the attempt made by the United National Party is truly a victory for the people’s right to information.”

“It is a victory for the people. The United National Party and Mangala Samaraweera have also tried to make various accusations and suppress the media. I believe that what transpired in court today, proves that no matter what attempts they make, the people’s right to information and the right of the media to inform the people will not be violated. lt is an unalienable right.”

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