Saturday, August 9, 2008

Police ordered to arrest suspects

A Colombo Magistrate yesterday ordered the police to arrest all suspects involved in the alleged assault on Sirasa photo journalists and the grabbing of their camera equipment in Kelaniya recently.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Manjula Thilakarane made the order after the Peliyagoda Police told court that they had recorded statements from the complainant Waruna Sampath and several other eye witnesses to the incident that took place during the opening of the second stage of the flyover .

According to the complainant a team of journalists headed by Waruna Sampath had visited the venue to cover the opening ceremony on an invitation made by Highways Ministry Media Secretary Shirantha Ellawala Premawardena by fax. The team of journalists comprised Waruna Sampath, his assistant cameraman Deeptha Ranasinghe and Provincial reporter Asela.

Air Force bomb Tiger locations

Air Force bomb Tiger locations

The Air Force said it had bombed a LTTE Supply base in Vishwamadu, Kilinochchi, a radar point at Nagasiwanturai, Poonaryn and an intelligence camp in Puthukuduirrippu, Mulaitivu both last night and this morning.