In a statement today (27), the FMM says 'The entrance to the cemetery was kept locked, guarded by a battalion of police officers restricting access to this event. When journalists inquired about the Magistrate’s order restricting access, the Police officers have said that they were unaware of such a directive. This clearly indicated that the Police acted irrationally without a courts order.'
The FMM says that the 'Government should initiate a special investigation on the irrational act of the police restricting access to journalists who went to cover an important inquiry of the Lasantha Wickramatunga’s murder investigation.'
The complete statement of the FMM is shown below :