Sri Lanka: Colombo censors Tamil Nadu magazines, articles
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Colombo censors Tamil Nadu magazines, articles
November 21, 2010
Sri Lanka government continues to censor articles related to the Eezham Tamil national cause or the State terrorism in Sri Lanka appearing in magazines, books and other written literature coming into the island from foreign countries, particularly the Tamil Nadu state of India. Both Tamil and English works are subjected to the censorship. An article written by the news reporter of Anantha Vikadan, a Tamil weekly magazine published in Tamil Nadu, in its last issue had been torn off from all the imported copies and the title of the article on the cover rendered illegible.
The traders dealing books and magazines complain that they have been forced to sell the censored copies to the public.
Anantha Vikadan has more than a million readers in the island.
In the meantime, a U.K. based Tamil journalist, Karthigesu Thirulogasundar, 37, who was visiting his seriously ill mother, was arrested by Sri Lankan intelligence last Wednesday.