FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Public organizations in Moolaay in Jaffna observed Sunday the third death anniversary of Jaffna correspondent of Sakthi TV station, Paranirupasingam Thevakumar, 34, abducted while he was returning to his residence in Moolaay and hacked to death in Kaakkaitheevu, a barren land near Naavaanthurai in Jaffna on 28 May 2008, in Ganesha Community Centre Hall in Moolaay, sources in Jaffna said. Immediately after the killing, his wife in her statement to three Sinhalese journalists from Colombo had said that men of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP), a constituent of ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), were directly involved in her husbands assassination.

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May 30, 2010

‘Lanka’ scribe assaulted

A journalist working for the Lanka newspaper who was campaigning for an art festival in Moneragala was assaulted by a group of thugs headed by a regional politician in the area this evening, Lanka Editor Chandana Sirimalwatte told Daily Mirror online.

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