For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Press release/ 10 February 2011
Sri Lanka: “Vaara Uraikal” Editor assaulted
For a third time in less than two years, the “Vaara Ureikal”, the only provincial newspaper in the Eastern region has come under attack. In the latest instance,on February 8, 2011 the Editor of the newspaper, M.I Rahumathulla has had chilly powder thrown at his face and has been assaulted with iron rods.
Networking for Rights views this assualt, yet another attempt to silence the media, as a violation of human rights and strongly condemns the attack.