For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Lanka-e-News 08.Feb.Rahumathulla , the chief Editor of a Kathankudi weekly newspaper ‘Vaara urikal’ was attacked by an unidentified group with rods after throwing chillie powder on his face.
Because this weekly paper was exposing corruption , frauds and irregularities in Muslim mosques in Katankudy and those districts , the office where the newspaper was produced was on an earlier occasion set on fire .
It is reported that a politician of the area is behind the assault on him. Rahumathullah who sustained injuries due to this attack is taking treatment in the Batticaloa Hospital where he is admitted.