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Uthayan office in Jaffna set on fire

2013-04-13 02:06:01
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The printing section of the Uthayan Tamil newspaper office in Jaffna has been set on fire by an unidentified armed group at around 5 am today, sources said.

Accordingly, three armed men first threatened the security guard of the office and later opened fire at the computers as well as the printing machines, before set on fire them.

Few weeks ago an unidentified group attacked the Kilinochchi office of the Uthayan newspapers injuring at least three persons and damaging a van.

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  Comments - 56

  • mdan Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:08

    Excellent.. Reconciliation at its peak..

    Reply : 16       222

    Truth Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:07

    I do not think Govt is soo stupid to set fir uthayan news paper
    at this time.
    there must be something ..................govt better give the police protection to this office.

    Reply : 159       34

    Rahu Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:48

    How the police can give protection. Fashion bug was attacked with police guard

    6       163

    the optimist Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:52

    One could also say it was stupid of the gov to
    1impeach the CJ when so much international attention was on Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council
    2 allow the hate campaign against Muslims to continue unchecked when only muslim countries support SL internationally
    3 let Ministers run amok by threatening to break ppl's legs and tie them to trees on national tv
    But that didn't stop them from doing any of those things now did it?

    3       127

    rajarajaraja Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:38

    you say so Government is so stupid

    4       15

    rajarajaraja Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:51

    when we have stupid people like you, Government will continue to all type of stupid things

    4       27

    RamUk Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:56

    i can see at least some of our brothers and sisters imagine the situation under tamils are, giving voice for them are not voice for separatism

    Reply : 9       64

    Suq Madique Sunday, 14 April 2013 04:58

    Enlighten us on the tamils 'situation' ...facts please and not the usual crap allegations about genocide, oppression and harassment spread by the LTTE cheering squad. As for the voice for separatism....Tamil nadu is next door, feel free to go live there.

    12       9

    Hettiarachchi Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:22

    The country is going on a very bad direction. It is high time that the authorities take seroius action against this type of atrocities.

    Reply : 10       138

    visaran Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:58

    How the so called authorities catch their own people?

    Reply : 7       104

    fox Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:25

    well done.... now North and south are treated equally....(at least for opposite media)

    Reply : 10       94

    R.Rohan Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:42

    if the LTTE has been wiped out who else it could be? your guess is good as mine, will this country ever have peace?

    Reply : 9       102

    ANTON Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:43

    YES, THEY ARE CELEBRATING NEW YEAR.

    Reply : 9       80

    saanthakumarn Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:54

    I don't see fire could destroys Tamils ability , writing an offence in a Democrat country. I'm proud to be Ceylonese

    Reply : 11       80

    Grace Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:10

    Freedom of expression is not allowed but freedom of setting fire is allowed.
    Be proud of our democracy.

    Reply : 8       136

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:20

    This is answer to USA Embassy in Colombo.

    Reply : 6       78

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:09

    The US has called for concrete action against those responsible for a series of attacks on Sri Lankan journalists and media institutions.

    US Ambassador Michele J Sisson, during a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents Association in Colombo last week said that there had been very little progress in the investigations into assaults on the Sri Lankan media.

    Attacks against journalists continue to this day and the suspects are rarely apprehended. In the few cases where there had been some arrests, they are almost never convicted, she said.

    Reply : 6       57

    Fazli Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:30

    reconciliation at work, make it or brake it !

    Reply : 4       49

    Nithya Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:35

    New year gift to the press in the democratic country which is govened by Mahinda Chinthanaya

    Reply : 4       65

    Sammy Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:35

    With the LTTE and other militant groups eliminated in the North, guess who else could be carrying arms.

    Reply : 5       57

    Dilip Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:38

    It is like the Bush Theory, are you with us or against us ? "SHAME"

    Reply : 4       47

    Cobra Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:42

    It was the LTTE then, today it is the state- no difference between the two terrorists!!!

    Reply : 5       72

    aeiou Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:43

    Very good... we dont need uthayan in SL.. we have island & daily news

    Reply : 64       14

    rajarajaraja Saturday, 13 April 2013 12:55

    uthayan will will come up more than ever

    Reply : 4       14

    upul Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:45

    We would like to hear the comments from China & Russia over this issue ??

    Reply : 4       49

    Ranjo Saturday, 13 April 2013 23:33

    Ha! They have greater freedonm of press, you seem to think.

    Reply : 1       2

    Treehorse Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:46

    They did not get enough fire crackers

    Reply : 5       28

    Joseph Saturday, 13 April 2013 03:47

    WW wake up. it is a foreign conspiracy.

    Reply : 11       37

    Chandana Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:01

    WHERE THERE IS IRE, THERE IS FIRE! All these 'Newspapers' should desist from publishing articles that promote secession of the country and politicos who still entertain LTTE ideology like Interim Administration.

    Reply : 55       12

    rajarajaraja Saturday, 13 April 2013 13:00

    setting fire is not the answer, it will come back to you

    Reply : 2       10

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:08

    The US has called for concrete action against those responsible for a series of attacks on Sri Lankan journalists and media institutions.

    US Ambassador Michele J Sisson, during a meeting with the Foreign Correspondents Association in Colombo last week said that there had been very little progress in the investigations into assaults on the Sri Lankan media.

    Attacks against journalists continue to this day and the suspects are rarely apprehended. In the few cases where there had been some arrests, they are almost never convicted, she said.

    Reply : 6       25

    Crow Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:14

    We are very innocent. we dont know. Ghost is responsibility Pls Dont blame us.

    Reply : 2       33

    Firdous Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:09

    excellent freedom for media

    Reply : 4       40

    shihan Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:23

    And still the defence Sec and the president have the gall to talk about terrorism and Tamil rights.

    Reply : 4       43

    Ram Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:31

    This is Sri Lankan Democracy

    Reply : 5       48

    ravi Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:32

    not only USA all Embassy all we have to start writing individually guys start now

    Reply : 5       32

    Concern Lankan Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:32

    Media, Judiciary, Police and Minorities, all are independent & free under the M Chintanaya. “May Koi Yanne” Lanka ?

    Reply : 3       26

    Vas Saturday, 13 April 2013 05:51

    The lankan gvt is greeting Tamils with fireworks for the new year, I bet Douglas is behind it.

    Reply : 7       41

    Selva Saturday, 13 April 2013 09:02

    Uthayan web site and e-papers are banned to view in SL, so this is definitely the work of Gov.

    Reply : 3       25

    Yahiya Saturday, 13 April 2013 09:14

    JR always run behind the vote bank but within night removed the Syril mathew & Dr. Navil fernando from cabinet.

    Reply : 2       14

    Confused Saturday, 13 April 2013 09:33

    Ground work for Northern Provincial election?

    Reply : 2       21

    kanan Saturday, 13 April 2013 13:15

    No question, this is by government. anyhow Never LTTE did that..One day SL leaders will have to answer when a people govt takes power or before court

    Reply : 3       17

    Prince Panchayudan Saturday, 13 April 2013 15:07

    who says this is government's work. this is an international conspiracy or self immolation by Udayan itself to disgrace the "graceous" regime.

    Reply : 6       7

    Kamal Saturday, 13 April 2013 15:34

    A state run by cowards, for the cowards, on instructions of the cowards.

    Reply : 2       15

    Saman Saturday, 13 April 2013 15:35

    Another dying state.

    Reply : 2       12

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Saturday, 13 April 2013 15:47

    Who ever is responsible, sure, is planning of another 30 years.....

    Reply : 2       12

    ishan Sunday, 14 April 2013 00:00

    sri lanka ... gobbled down into a dictatorship... unless we unite and retaliate... when will we people begin the resolution??? lets not be afraid of the govt ... let the govt be afraid of its people!!!! via DM Android App

    Reply : 1       3

    Dulan de Silva Sunday, 14 April 2013 01:05

    This too is an inside job according to Hulugalle!

    Reply : 1       3

    Minister Sunday, 14 April 2013 03:56

    "Egolloma ginithiyagena haloooo"

    Reply : 1       4

    nicky karunarathnara Monday, 15 April 2013 02:02

    This is only a small tiny printing press. But when sprawling military camps attacked and set on fire or villages hacked to death innumerable times - the world look the other way. Why all this double standard?

    Reply : 2       1

    Kumaran M Monday, 15 April 2013 07:08

    if u want better socity dont encurage any of these violance from LTTE or govenment

    dont come with argument alway LTTE did so we are doing

    what a stupit ur

    Reply : 0       1

    Amila. G Monday, 15 April 2013 02:18

    If the government says not them, this proves they still don t have control in those areas .

    Reply : 0       2

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