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Police search Newshub.lk newsroom

A Police team from the Mirihana Police searched the newsroom of Newshub.lk this morning, investigating a complaint that there was material that could be classified as hate-speech the Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunesekara told RepublicNext today.

He said police had obtained a search warrant from the Nugegoda Magistrate and carried out the investigation. No incriminating material had been found, Gunesekara said.

Journalists present during the incident told RepublicNext that the police were polite and apologised for the inconvenience before they left.

At a press conference held by the Jathika Hela Urumaya today one of its spokesmen Danushka Ramanayake described the incident as “intimidation of the Media.”

Ramanayake also said police officers had typed the word “Gota” in the search bars of the computers to see whether there was any material regarding the newly elected President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa in the servers.

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