For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
An eye witness told Lanka e news that Poddala Jayantha the President of the professional media organization who was attacked and his legs broken on the 1st of June 2009 was launched by a special police team who came in a white Van . He was later found dumped near Mandawila Road , Kolonnawa.
On the day of the incident , the eye witness was cutting grass for his cows near the Mandawila Temple .Suddenly h e saw a white Van stopping and brutally assaulting an individual and throwing him out from the van . The person who threw him out from the Van had an iron rod and a pink colored pair of scissors in his hands, he added.
The eye witness who identified this victim who was thrown out from the van as Poddala Jayantha only after he viewed the television channel that day , went on to state that the persons who threw Poddala Jayantha by the roadside and went were those individuals who took him into custody a month earlier and assaulted him , and whom he identified as police officers..
The eye witness had also seen these police officers who threw out Poddala Jayantha from the van after assaulting , at the Welikade police , Aluthkade Courts , Bambalapitiya House of Fashion and in the company of Rupasinghe who is serving in the IDH police station