Private TV-Radio regional station in Jaffna damaged

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 December 2004, 04:19 GMT]
A gang of unidentified persons caused serious damage to the Jaffna regional broadcasting station of a Colombo based Sakthi TV and Radio station, a private sector television and radio network, located on the second floor of the Jaffna Veerasingham Hall on Monday night around 9 p.m., Jaffna police said.

Jaffna TV damagesAccording to initial reports from the Jaffna Police, five men arrived in motorbikes and forcibly entered the regional station and damaged equipments inside the station paralysing the station's activities.

Mr.S.Uthayasekaram, security officer of the station also sustained serious injuries during the attack and is warded at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, police said.

Jaffna Police has tightened the security of the area, sources further said.


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