Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Private TV station torched in Sri Lanka capital

(By KRISHAN FRANCIS,Associated Press Writer)Sri Lanka – The U.S. Embassy on Saturday condemned attacks on a Sri Lankan television station saying such acts imperil media freedom in the country. A dozen men armed with assault rifles and petrol bombs attacked the offices of privately owned Voice of Asia Network at pre-dawn Friday. The television management said the assailants assaulted security guards before setting fire to the building that houses the TV station, destroying its studios, control room and library. One guard and another employee were injured. The attack comes after Prageeth Eknaligoda _ a journalist critical of the government _ was reported missing in January and suspected of having been abducted. His fate is still not known.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home