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A  police officer of the Panadura police traffic branch has been suspended while another has been sacked with immediate effect, after they allegedly assaulted ITN journalist Nirsohan Premathilka yesterday, Police Chief Mahinda Balasuriya said.

He added that both policemen have been arrested and taken into custody for further investigations and prosecution. (Sadun A. Jayasekara)

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  • traitor Monday, 09 May 2011 03:07 PM

    Do not worry.

    He is from ITN.

    spectator Monday, 09 May 2011 03:29 PM

    spack you are absolutely right.

    YP Monday, 09 May 2011 03:31 PM

    Good show to counter Ban's allegations!
    What about Lasantha's killers? Whales sneak while small fish get caught..... a staged drama probably?

    aruna Monday, 09 May 2011 03:41 PM

    bad karma. haha

    kanesh Monday, 09 May 2011 03:49 PM

    Not a good way, all journalist are not doing proper job. They some think in their mind and proud.

    M.Jayatunga Monday, 09 May 2011 04:03 PM

    Ofcourse it is the ITN. Let's see what happens when the Sirasa is attacked.


    Jayasree

    Sanj Monday, 09 May 2011 05:54 PM

    He is a journalist? Wonderful measure are taken in SL to separate journalist. IF anyone who is making jokes on the television is not a journalist.

    Firaz Anver Monday, 09 May 2011 06:24 PM

    If this journalist was from Lankaenews he would have been arrested and the cop released.

    Rahmathullah Monday, 09 May 2011 06:34 PM

    If the journalists were from Sirasa, the PCs would have been promoted.

    mervyn perera Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:27 AM

    The cop should have assaulted a journo from Sirasa, lankaen3ews or some other private medial personnel. He would have been promoted.

    Rohith Tuesday, 10 May 2011 02:15 AM

    Sirasa Cameras were smashed and goons set fire and later attached the head office. No action. It is a case of our men vs your men

    umesh Monday, 09 May 2011 09:50 AM

    Whats new?? A journalist getting assaulted again!
    Well atleast now the police are getting arrested for assaulting journalist

    Knight Rider Monday, 09 May 2011 09:57 AM

    well done ! we hope to see more disciplinary actions like this in order to create a GOOD SYSTEM !

    spark Monday, 09 May 2011 10:11 AM

    The journalist is from a government channel. This must be a stage managed act because sacking a policemen with such lightning speed without holding proper inquiry is unbelievable. How about metting out the same justice to journalists assaulted live in front of cameras.

    Kathir Monday, 09 May 2011 10:19 AM

    At least be happy the journalist not gone misssing or dead.

    Uglytruth Monday, 09 May 2011 10:39 AM

    If this guy from some other media, then the police officer will be rewarded...

    greg Monday, 09 May 2011 10:40 AM

    well said , spark

    Udagedera Monday, 09 May 2011 10:37 AM

    If it had been a private media person, I don't thnk the police officer would've been bothered.

    PADMA Monday, 09 May 2011 10:51 AM

    Where were you Mr Balasooriya when other journalists were assault by police?
    No any preliminary inquiry also.

    Sunethra Monday, 09 May 2011 10:35 AM

    Home to Home affair !

    Jayasiri Monday, 09 May 2011 10:38 AM

    Police normally beat normal persons never mind this important person. Only beatings for poor go unnoticed. The government must compensate for victims of the brutal police assaults.

    Citizen Monday, 09 May 2011 10:38 AM

    Actually what happened to those guys who entered to a Government Television Channel and assalted the news director?

    GanjaRabbit Monday, 09 May 2011 11:07 AM

    only because he is from ITN

    spark Monday, 09 May 2011 12:05 PM

    They are all the kings men who will mourne one fine day when humpty dumpty falls.

    ruwan Monday, 09 May 2011 12:16 PM

    This also poor show of police, when this kind of thing happen to other person it won't happen this way.

    mad patriot Tuesday, 10 May 2011 01:18 PM

    I think its ltte infiltration in police force which we have been told best decipleind in the world


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