Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Armed squad attacks Tamil paper office in Jaffna setting ablaze press machines

Office of outspoken Tamil newspaper Uthayan attacked in Sri Lanka - The Independent
  - Sri Lanka newspaper office set ablaze, fifth media attack this year - Reuters

[TamilNet, Saturday, 13 April 2013]
An armed squad, allegedly operated by the Sri Lankan military intelligence, stormed the main office of the Uthayan Tamil daily in the city of Jaffna in the early hours of Saturday, setting ablaze the press machines and the copies of printed papers that were ready for distribution. The squad chased media workers away at gun point and poured petrol on the papers and machinery in the fourth attack to be reported on the popular Tamil daily since January this year. The pre-dawn attack, carried out Saturday at 4:45 a.m., comes 10 days after a similar attack on its Ki'linochchi office this month. Colombo's systematic attack on the Tamil daily, owned by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian E. Saravanapavan, seeks to destabilize the operation and dissemination of the paper in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils, especially before conducting elections to Northern Provincial Council.

Attack on Uthayan paper office in Jaffna

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

'Uthayan' newspaper office in military garrison town attacked

At least four media workers were injured when an unknown group of men stormed a Jaffna-based newspaper office in the military garrison town of Kilinochchi in the early hours of Wednesday, media sources in the Northern Jafffna peninsula said.
“The delivery team was unloading the newspaper bundles from the vehicle at the Uthayan office at Karadippokku junction, located on the Jaffna-Kandy main supply route in Kilinochchi, when the attackers, hiding in the adjoining bushes and building unleashed the attack using poles and stormed them. Four media men were seriously wounded in the attack. They have also smashed the computers and other equipment before fleeing the area,” the sources told the JDS from Jaffna over the phone.
The attacked media men have been admitted to the Jaffna base hospital with serious injuries.