Dhanapala Resign’s from Dialog after Web Blocking Alegations


Jayantha Dhanapala, former UN  Deputy Secretary General has resigned from his post of independent director at Dialog Axiata.is to retire from the Dialog directorate citing personal reasons.

“… he will retire at the conclusion of the forthcoming AGM on June 10,” the company said Dhanapala ,in a statement on Friday.

Jayantha Dhanapala was criticised by a nuber of civil society activist over the alleged blockage of anti-government websites by Dialog Axiata ,the telecommunications company.


Colombo Telegraph, one of the blocked websites, campaigned that Mr. Dhanapala, a governance activist, should step down from the Dialog board or should have protested over the issue.

According to the Sunday Times Dhanapala has so far not commented but as he is a prominent civil society activist many would like to know his stand on censorship.

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