Friday, January 23, 2009

LTTE members have become paper tigers: Minister

By Jamila Najmuddin

(DM)The government warned yesterday the LTTE members were now attempting to infiltrate the South under the guise of being journalists and said such a fake journalist was arrested at the Katunayake Airport while attempting to flee the country.

Minister and Defence spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella, told a media briefing that this journalist was carrying a ‘genuine’ media accreditation card at the time he was arrested by airport authorities.

He claimed the journalist was attached to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) which had its office in Colombo 7, and was headed by a prominent journalist. Full Text