Committee to hold inquiry into assault on Jaffna journalists

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 28 May 2003, 00:15 GMT]
The United National Front (UNF) government has appointed a committee to conduct inquiry into the alleged assaults in the past few months on three Tamil journalists by the Police and Security Forces in the Jaffna district, media sources said Tuesday.

According to Jaffna media sources, three journalists Messrs S.Thavachelvan, K.Sivapalan and S.Manohararasa had been severely assaulted by members of security forces at different occasions in recent times when they were engaged in covering events for their news agencies.

The Ministry of Mass Communications has informed the Jaffna district secretariat that a committee of inquiry would conduct investigation into the complaints made by the Jaffna District Journalists Association regarding the assault on its three members by the police and members of the armed forces.

The inquiry will be held on June 4,5, and 6 at the Jaffna district secretariat, sources said. The Committee will be headed by retired District Judge Mr. Oliver Weerasinghe, sources said.


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