Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Two journalists questioned

By T. Farook Thajudeen and Elasian Amarasinghe.

(DM)Two journalists who were alleged to have been involved in the assault on veteran journalist Poddala Jayantha were released on personal bail of Rs. 500,000/ each by Nugegoda Chief Magistrate Vasantha Jinadasa, yesterday. Poddala Jayantha, the general secretary of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association, had been assaulted Monday evening at Embuldeniya, Nugegoda.

The Special Investigation Unit of the Mirihana Police produced the suspects, Benette Rupasinghe (news editor of Lanka E News) and Sandaruwan Senadeera (its publisher), before the Nugegoda Magistrate yesterday. Full text