For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
The police are reported to have launched an investigation but it is sure to draw a blank in the end, if our experience with police probes into attacks on the media is anything to go by.
Of course there are different versions to the story. However the fact remains that one needs some guts to send about dozen armed men to a media office located just a few hundred metres from the Temple Trees and throw bombs at it. The gang had also got the employees to kneel down and attacked them.
The U.S. Embassy on Saturday condemned attacks on a Sri Lankan television station saying such acts imperil media freedom in the country.
Co-owner of Siyatha media organization popular actress Sangeetha Weeraratne commenting on yesterday’s predawn attack on her studios at Hunupitiya said that she could not be put down by such cowardly acts of violence.
July 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) has condemned the attack on the private TV station Siyatha in Colombo today.