Thissamaharama Police officer orders mob attack on journalists

[TamilNet, Thursday, 08 November 2007, 11:11 GMT]
Officer in Charge (OIC) of Thissemaharama Police Thursday morning ordered a mob to attack two journalists working for Maharaja Television Network, who went ahead with filming dead bodies of the Sinhalese cattle herders recovered in Yala sanctuary area, ignoring the warning of the OIC not to film the dead bodies. The journalists were arguing that they were performing their duty when the OIC gave instructions to the mob to attack them.

The OIC had told the journalist, Wasantha Pradeep Manasinghe, and his camaraman Waruna Sampath, to keep away from the crime scene.

The working Journalists Association of Sri Lanka has condemned the attack.


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