For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Unidentified persons who arrived in a white van pulled out a Tamil journalist from a passenger vehicle travelling along Mannaar-Thalaimannaar road Thursday night around 8.30 and attacked him, according to a complaint lodged with the Mannaar Police.
The journalist was identified as 67 years old P.A.Antony Mark.
The attackers fled in the same white van after forcibly removed some documents from the journalist, sources said.
Mr MArk has been a correspondent of the Daily Mirror and Sunday Times for Mannaar district.
The journalist has been admitted to the Mannaar general hospital as sustained minor injuries in the attack.