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* Sri Lanka media organizations say government failed to probe Buddhist extremists attack on journalists
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 07:29 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's collective of media organizations said today that the police had failed to probe the assault on the media persons by the Buddhist extremists at a Bodu Bala Sena rally in Maharagama.

Addressing media, the secretary of the Working Journalists' Association Lasantha Ruhunage said that neither a statement had been recorded nor arrests have been made so far from any person who was involved in the attack against the journalists of BBC and Nawamani Muslim newspaper.

Free Media Movement convener Sunil Jayasekara said that no journalist was barred from reporting during the war based on their ethnicity, but now journalists are barred from reporting based on the ethnicity.

BBC journalists were threatened and a Muslim journalist was manhandled last week as they were reporting from a rally of Buddhist extremist organization Bodu Bala Sena held to protest the Halal certification of foods.

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