President denies requesting UK envoy to arrest LankaeNews Editor

President Maithripala Sirisena has denied reports he requested the British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, to arrest the Editor of the LankaeNews website, who is in London.

President’s Media Division, in a statement said the reports were false.

The President’s Media Division referred to the report that was published on the Sunday Times newspaper on Sunday 10th June.

The newspaper had reported that at a meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and British High Commissioner James Dauris, the President had requested the British envoy to take steps to deport or arrest the editor of the website.