Stop attacks against critics - media groups

[ BBC Sinhala ] - [ Apr 02, 2012 0:35:52 GMT ]

An umbrella group of media organisations has urged Sri Lanka government to stop all attacks against its critics, including journalists. In a statement issued in the wake of recent hate speeches in state-run media and a cabinet minister publicly admitting attacks against journalists, the Alliance of Media Organisations (AMO) says it is disturbed by the trend. Admitting responsibility for the abduction and assault of Poddala Jayantha in June 2009, Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva has suggested that "traitors should be executed," the statement said. [ full story ]

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