Lanka E News

The Lanka E News website has been around for a while, and for most of its life, courted controversy and pushback from successive governments. The most recent incident comes in the form of blocking access to the site from all major ISPs in Sri Lanka, starting 8th November 2017. Not unlike the manner in which inconvenient truths were suppressed online under the Rajapaksa regime, there is no discernible, public evidence on record as to whether the block is based on due process and by way of a court order. Mainstream news media also report that the TRC has denied that it ordered ISPs to block the site.

Given risk to site and even though it is protected by CloudFlare at the time of writing, a complete archive of the site’s content, as of 11.50am on 9 November 2017, can be downloaded from here.

Download second archive of site from 12 October 2018 here.