PPF condemns attack on journalist in Sri Lanka

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Nadarajah Kugarajah.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal attack on a journalist for doing his job and urged the concerned authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter and hold the officer responsible for this attack.

According to Free Media Movement (FMM), the Acting Officer-in-Charge of Kopay police station on February 19 attacked Kugarajah while he was recording an incident at Kokuvil East, city of Sri Lanka.

Kugarajah, a journalist from Dan TV, a Tamil television channel had been threatened not to record the incident, but when he didn’t stopped his coverage the police officer attacked and injured the journalist.

Kugarajah was later admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.