Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka (JDS) is delighted to announce the launch of their new website.
www.jdslanka.org will include news analysis, in-depth features, reviews, exclusive interviews and commentaries on Sri Lankan affairs.
JDS that exposed evidence of war crimes triggering an international outcry in 2009, will endeavor to raise awareness on Sri Lanka as well as challenge undemocratic practices in the island.
'Sri Lankan journalists forced to leave the island due to the government’s war against the truth make up the backbone of the website', says Bashana Abeywardena, convener of the JDS.
“With voluntary contributors from around the globe complementing coverage from the ground, we believe that this would be a step towards strengthening the on-going struggle to democratize Sri Lanka. The site will also be a monument to media workers who made the ultimate sacrifice in their quest to reveal the truth, ” he added.
Going live in English on the 18th of June 2012, www.jdslanka.org will expand to Tamil and Sinhala as well in future.
The launching of the new website was made possible with a grant provided by EU’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), of which Reporters Without Borders is a beneficiary.