Nov 29, 2018

FMM, SLWJA condemn assault on journos by CDS' aide

Two media rights organisations in Sri Lanka have condemned the hindrance and harassment against several journalists by Navy personnel said to be a security officer of CDS Ravindra Wijegunaratne yesterday (28).

In a statement, the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association has urged the president, as the commander in charge of the Tri - forces to hold a full investigation into the matter while ensuring media freedom and safety of journalists.

Echoing these sentiments, the Free Media Movement says, " In a democratic society it is vital to hold professional journalistic reporting which is a right without constraints to a journalist. The authorities should refrain from violating such democratic rights and enabling an environment for such criminal acts."

The statements of the SLWJA and the FMM are shown below :