Oct 12, 2020

Illegal loggers assault 2 journalists

Two journalists have come under the assault of illegal loggers in the North region of Sri Lanka.

The journalists - Kanapathipille Kumanan and Shammugam Nawaseelan had been assaulted when they had gone to report an illegal logging incident in the Mullaitivu district.

Police have taken statements from both of them.

Recently, even the defence secretary stated that illegal logging has become rampant in the Vanni region.