Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* International media watch dog condemns an attack on Tamil journalist in Northern Sri Lanka
Sat, Apr 19, 2014, 11:45 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: The international media watch dog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in a statement has condemned an alleged attack on a freelance Tamil media journalist in the northern city of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

According to the RSF, the 29-year old freelance Tamil journalist Sivagnanam Selvatheepan was attacked by unidentified men wearing helmets in Jaffna on April 14.

Selvatheepan who has been contributing to Tamil national media outlets in Colombo was on his way home when he was attacked with iron rods by two unknown men on a motorbike near Puraporukki in Vadamaradchchi on the Sinhala Tamil New Year day night, the media watchdog said.

Badly injured Selvatheepan has been admitted to the Jaffna base hospital and a complaint has also been lodged with the Kopay police.

The Paris-based NGO said Sri Lanka’s Tamil Journalists' Association has vehemently condemned the attack on Selvatheepan and urged the state authorities to launch an impartial investigation into the attack and end the prevailing culture of impunity on the attacks on journalists and media workers.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka nationalist party JHU likely to withdraw from UPFA
-- [1 hour and 35 minutes ago]
Western Province Chief Minister says FCID investigation is a conspiracy to arrest him
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation posts profits before tax of Rs. 630 million in 1Q 2015
Construction work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway commenced
Former leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party to form a new alternative front
Former President may contest elections from Kurunegala
UNP warmly welcomes first crossover of SLFP stalwart Nawinna
Sri Lankan President pledges not to reverse 'January 08 Revolution' and family rule to return
Sri Lanka Police to ensure election rules are strictly enforced during polls
Work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway to begin today

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.