Sri Lanka has fallen one place from 126 to 127 in the World Press Freedom Index released today.
The Index is compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) .
Norway came first in the Index and North Korea came last at 180.
On Sri Lanka , RSF said there was a surge in cases of police harassment of journalists, including raids, interrogations and acts of intimidation, for all sorts of reasons since last year’s presidential election,
It added that the tenth anniversary of the end of the civil war and the crushing of the Tamil rebellion, 2019 also saw a disturbing increase in police attacks on reporters covering issues linked to Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority.