Shakthi journalist attacked in Hatton

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Shakthi TV journalist J. Shri Ranga and a Sub Inspector (SI) giving him security were attacked by an unidentified group in Hatton this evening, police spokesman SSP I.M Karunaratna said. The Sub Inspector sustained injuries but Ranga was unhurt. The vehicle in which they were traveling was also damaged. 

SSP Karunaratna added that a complaint had been lodged regarding the attack at the Hatton police. (GS)

  Comments - 38

  • Thursday, 04 February 2010 02:23 PM

    Dear Srl Lankans,

    Don't you still understand what is going on with this "Chinthanaya"?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 02:47 PM

    well said patriot.
    he is trying to be a politician.

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 08:52 AM

    That is how we celebrate Independence !

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:07 AM

    oh yeah, like all the other inquiries when journalists were harmed or threatened. dont be a moron.

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:08 AM

    as long as this rogue regime is in power, people.

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:09 AM

    with his mouth or the other orifice in the rear?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:19 PM

    Just the start?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:20 PM

    Would say that 'he planned it himself'!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:16 AM

    Do not beleive in wahtever the government says?? They say that there is no corruption, but there is ! They say there is no neporisim, but there is?? They even say that there is no shortage of chicken, but there is??

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 06:26 PM

    'Suba Anagathayak' for all journalists in S.L. ?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:17 AM

    Some stupid people think that every attack on journalists are protected by the Government. Who is going to pay for protection for journalists. are all sri lankan are prepared for bear that cost?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:19 AM

    No it must have been the work of SF

    Friday, 05 February 2010 09:43 AM

    I feel sorry for the journalists. They have to put up with this for the next 7 years or even more. Thanks to our voters.

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 09:20 AM

    I too agree with you. Spineless police inaction can't be attributed to the govt. in power always.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:16 PM

    'Bad time' for journalists, HR activists, law abiding citizens and minorities?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:18 PM

    Shri Ranga you are a fabulous journalist. Our prayers are with you. Your 'pen is mightier than the sword'!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:32 PM

    Didn't minister Yapa say, just this morning, that there was no threat to scribes?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 10:31 AM

    He has one body guard. Former army commander now has 4 body guards.

    i like to know who has supplied his body guard. Is it the gosl?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:43 PM

    "Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa insists there is no threat to the media in Sri Lanka especially after the just concluded Presidential Election."

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:56 PM

    Well, this time, the Police is obliged to take action!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:57 PM

    Too bad that you can't blame the LTTE anymore.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 08:58 PM

    Please be safe!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:01 PM

    Only prayer, is left for us!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:09 PM

    The government is not stupid, to do such silly, petty, acts! This looks like the job of another interested group. However, the government must extend its full support, to find out the culprits!

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:17 PM

    I salute the SI, who took the blows, to protect the man he was protecting. This kind of officer is rare, these days.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:26 PM

    Although there are so many journalists, none are able to report any concrete evidence, for successful litigation!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 11:31 AM

    The SI was assaulted for protecting the journalist!!! What a joke, even cops are not safe!!!!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 11:33 AM

    why does he have police security? and how did he get it?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 05:36 AM

    What is the media minister going to say?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:41 PM

    How long can the media be attacked, jailed or killed?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 10:04 PM

    What's new?

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 10:10 PM

    For how long more do we have to tolerate this nonsense ?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:35 AM

    '"CHINTHANA BEESHANAYA"No freedom of EXPRESSION TRUTH.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 11:11 PM

    He might have staged this for his own, cheap, popularity.

    Wednesday, 03 February 2010 11:17 PM

    It was not an attack on the journalist; it was the Sub Inspector who got beat up! So, the media, in Sri Lanka, is definitely safe!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 12:17 AM

    How come he is protected and guarded by the GOSL ?

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 01:33 PM

    Is Thonda trying to be the Mervyn of the Mount? Since impunity is freely available everyone seems to have a hand in the crime! This only heralds the "opposite" of "Happy Future" for not only Journalists but also for "freedom of expression"!!

    Thursday, 04 February 2010 02:05 PM

    A lesson to dissenting journalists, by the interested parties.


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