3RD LEAD

Colombo Tamil daily bombed, one dead, three injured

[TamilNet, Monday, 29 August 2005, 13:22 GMT]
Unidentified attackers lobbed two grenades into the printing office of the Colombo Tamil daily Sudar Oli around 6:15 p.m. Monday. A security guard, Mr. David Selvaratnam,50, who was injured in the attack, succumbed to his woundsd at Colombo Hospital. A proof reader, a computer operator and a visitor from Deepam TV were also injured in the attack. The attackers sped away soon after they lobbed the grenades into the Sudaroli printing office located on Madampitiya Road at. Grandpass in Colombo.

Sudar Oli printing office bombed
A soldier belonging to a bomb squad of the Sri Lanka Military inspecting the scene.
Mr. Manickam Kamalanathan, 49, a proof-reader, was injured in the attack.

Another employee, a computer operator, Mr. Subramaniyam Suthas, 29, and Mr. A.M.F Anas, an employee from Deepam TV, who was visiting the office at the time of the attack, also sustained minor injuries, Sudaroli officials said.

The editorial staff working in the office at the time of attack escaped unhurt, sources said.

The security post of the office was severely damaged. Windows of the office and the stationeries inside the building are also damaged.

A van and a car in the vicinity were also damaged.

An eyewitness said that the attackers were riding in a white van. But, another eyewitness claimed that the attackers escaped from the scene in a motorbike.

Two weeks ago, unidentified men lobbed two grenades into the branch office of the Sudaroli in Wellawatte. The grenades did not explode. Later, the police removed those grenades and defused them at a beach fron in Wellawatte.

In another incident, a photojournalist of the paper, Mr. Yathurshan Premachandran was severely assaulted by a group of Janath Vimukthi Peramuna(JVP) supporters when the journalist went to cover the JVP's demonstration at the Colombo Fort railway premises.


Related Articles:
24.08.05   Colombo court releases Tamil journalist
23.08.05   Tamil journalist in Colombo assaulted by JVP, arrested under..
21.08.05   SLTMA condemns grenade attack on newspaper office

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=15749