BREAKING NEWS: Gunmen attack Jaffna newspaper office, torch printing machines

An unknown group of gunmen has carried out a pre-dawn attack on the Uthayan newspaper main office and set fire to the printing machines in the heart of the heavily-guarded Northern Jaffna Peninsula, a top journalist.....

'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....

Newspaper distributor attacked in garrison town of Jaffna

Latest in the series of unceasing attack on media and media workers in Sri Lanka, a distributor of the Jaffna-based Tamil newspaper on Thursday (07) has been brutally attacked while the newspaper bundles and the motorcycle.....

Rights groups flay Sri Lanka’s bid to defend attacks on media

Local and international media rights groups on Sunday (08) strongly condemned Sri Lankan Foreign Minister’s bid in Tokyo to defend and cover up his regime’s protracted terror campaign on media saying that “nothing happens to......

'The Sunday Leader' journalist escapes assassination attempt

In yet another attack targeting scribes in Sri Lanka, a journalist was shot inside his home in Colombo by armed men around midnight on Friday. The Sunday Leader journalist Faraz Shaukatally narrowly escaped death....

Sri Lankan sleuths grill Jaffna-based newspaper editor

In yet another attempt to further silence the media and curtail the already worsened media freedom in the country, a special team of sleuths attached to Sri Lanka’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Wednesday (18) has grilled.......

Sri Lanka: A journalist's abduction attempt thwarted

Unidentified men tried to abduct yet another web journalist on Thursday (05) on a busy street in Colombo while he was returning home from work. Shantha Wijesooriya, an investigative web journalist attached to srilankaxnews.com.....

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