Senior Tamil Journalist assaulted
[TamilNet, Thursday, 27 December 2001, 09:09 GMT]
Mr.D.Sivaram, a leading Tamil journalist and Mr.Wijetharan, of 'Thinakathir' editorial were wounded when they were attacked by unidentified men, around 10.30 p.m. Wednesday. The journalists were attacked by men armed with clubs who had arrived in a van to the Thinakathir office, a independent Tamil daily published in Batticaloa.
Hospital sources said Mr.Sivaram sustained injuries to his head. The gang fled from the scene before police arrived.
The Thinakathir office was also damaged, sources said.