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October 19, 2009

AFP : Sri Lanka arrests editor over military rift story

A Sri Lankan editor was arrested for reporting on an alleged rift between a senior military commander and the government after the defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels, police and his newspaper said Sunday.

Chandana Sirimalwatte was held for questioning after police raided the offices of his “Lanka” newspaper, a spokesman for the paper said.

Police spokesman Nimal Mediwaka confirmed that the editor was arrested on Saturday, but declined to say why he was taken in. More

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