'Uthayan' under military siege as Tamils mark Mullivaikkal Day

Office of the Jaffna-based Uthayan Newspaper has come under military siege from the early hours of Sunday, May 18 creasing a panic situation in the area, as the Tamil people in the war-ravaged North and the East silently......

Deadly attackers of Jaffna Uthayan enjoy indefinite state impunity

Eight painful years have whistle passed since heavily armed military and paramilitary operatives carried out a well-planned murderous attack on Jaffna Uthayan Newspapers, killing two media workers and wounding two more....

Top female journalist murdered in Colombo

A top female journalist, Mel Gunasekara (40), has been murdered in her family home in Colombo this morning, leaving a shocking wave in the media circle in Sri Lanka, which is already a dangerous place for media workers....

The aftermath: Continuing nightmare of a journalist

The past week has been a nightmare. Apart from the trauma experienced by my family and myself due to the pre-dawn break in at our residence on Saturday (24), the biggest disappointment has been the actions of certain sections of......

Another Tamil journalist attacked in tightly-guarded Jaffna

A 29-year old freelance Tamil journalist has been attacked by unknown men wearing helmets in the tightly guarded Northern Jaffna peninsula last evening (April 14). According to media sources.....

Jaffna daily 'Uthayan' wins prestigious press freedom award

Well-known for its courageous journalism, Jaffna-based Tamil tabloid daily, Uthayan, has won the prestigious international Press Freedom Award for 2013 from the France-based Reporters Without......

'Ravaya' Solidarity Group appeals for support

As you know by now, we as a group have been for the past two months campaigning to raise 20 million SL rupees (US $ 154,000 apprx.) to keep the “Ravaya” weekend Sinhala newspaper independent..........

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