By Gandhya Senanayake
The police are continuing investigations into the attack against the Voice of Asia Network, which occurred during the early hours of Friday, police said.
Two employees of Siyatha media were injured in the petrol bomb attack on the Colombo office of the media network and broadcasts were forced to be suspended.
However when questioned SP Preshantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online that the police were yet to make any arrests over the attack.
Meanwhile the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said today that the media tied to opposition figures in Sri Lanka continued to be targeted and it is a reality the international community must address.
In a press statement the CPJ said, brazen attacks remained an easy option for those who wanted to hit back at the government’s opposition.
“There have been no prosecutions of any of the many similar attacks under the Rajapaksa Government. The opposition media are on their own in Sri Lanka,” CPJ’s Asia Programme Coordinator, Bob Dietz said. (Daily Mirror online)