3 JVP journalists to be detained, JVP supporter abducted
[TamilNet, Friday, 04 September 2009, 11:28 GMT]
Journalist Sahlika Wimalasena, Daya Nathasingha, and photo
journalist Ravindra Pushpakumara of “Lanka”, the official newspaper of
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), are to be served detention
order by the defence Ministry for further interrogation, according to
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of Criminal Investigation
Department (CID), Anura Senanayake, to the media. Police said they took
them into custody when they entered a private land without
permission and alleged that they were filming a construction site of a
new house of a VIP in the Southern Province.
Meanwhile, an active member of the JVP is reported to have been
abducted Thursday evening by a group of ruling United Peoples Freedom
Alliance (UPFA) supporters in Ranna in Tangalle police division in
JVP spokesman confirmed the abduction to the media.
He added some JVP supporters were putting up posters when the UPFA
gang attacked them and abducted one of them. A JVP candidate was also
attacked when he subsequently arrived at the scene.
Police confirmed that there was a complaint of abduction and an incident where a candidate was injured.