New cameras for journalists

[TamilNet, Thursday, 09 December 1999, 19:27 GMT]
Journalists whose equipment was smashed, allegedly by pro-government activists, during a rally on July 15 organised by the main opposition United National Party (UNP), received new cameras at a function held in Colombo today.

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A journalist receives new photo equipment from cabinet minister Mahinda Rajapakshe as opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, left, watches.Photo:TamilNet
Minister of Water Resources Mahinda Rajapakshe was special guest for the function, whilst the UNP leader and presidential candidate, Ranil Wickremasinghe was the chief guest.

Earlier, Mr. Wickremasingha donated a symbolic 100 rupees to Sri Lanka's photojournalists' Association.


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