By Colombo Telegraph –
Early this morning at around 4.45, three armed men came to the Uthayan Newspaper office at Kasturiar Road in Jaffna and having fired shots in the air entered the premises. They fired inside the premises also and chased away the employees, none of whom were fortunately injured.
Thereafter they poured fuel and burnt the main printing machine and the stacks of newspaper that were there. The printing machine has been damaged beyond repair. This is the sixth in a long series of attacks on Uthayan in recent times, in the heavily militarized environs of the Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts. Uthayan belongs to TNA Jaffna Parliamentarian, E Saravanapavan.
“Within a couple of hours of this attack, the Director General of the Media Centre for National Security stated that ‘investigations’ have revealed that this is an inside job done in order to tarnish the government’s image.This is astonishing, nay, very revealing indeed!” says TNA.