SLA issues death threat to press owner in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Friday, 28 May 2010, 17:58 GMT]
Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Intelligence Division men issued death threat in person to the owner of a leading printing press in Jaffna as he had printed copies of a Weekly newspaper which was claimed by them to contain articles criticizing the actions of President Mahinda Rajapakse and Deputy Minister Karuna, sources in Jaffna said. The Weekly has been launched with Vanni as its centre of operation. The SLA men had strongly warned the owner saying that this was an attempt to create disturbances among the people again, the sources added.
Consequently, the owners of the printing presses in Jaffna peninsula decline from printing newspapers of the above type in fear of retribution by SLA.
The press owner has not revealed any details about the death threat.