Grenade attack on media CEO's residence

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 March 2004, 03:45 GMT]
Unidentified assailants hurled a grenade on the residence of Mr. Raynor Silva, chief executive of the Asian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Sunday night in Colombo. The ABC runs five popular FM radio stations in Sinhala, Tamil and English.

One person was injured and a vehicle was damaged in the attack on Mr. Silva's home in Battaramulla around 10 p.m.

ABC sources said the attack appeared to be politically motivated.

The ministry for mass communication which is under President Chandrika Kumaratunga cancelled ABC TV license last month.

 

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