Suspect in News1st’s Badulla correspondent attack case remanded

Suspect in News1st’s Badulla correspondent attack case remanded

Written by Bella Dalima

25 Sep, 2014 | 8:34 pm

The suspect who was arrested in connection with the attack on News1st’s Badulla Correspondent, in the Hali Ela town, has been remanded until October 1.

The suspect was produced before the Passara Circuit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

He was later taken away in an ambulance. News1st Correspondent Chandana Kuruppuarachchi was attacked when he attempted to cover a clash between two groups of political party supporters in the Hali Ela town.

JVP Politburo Member, MP Sunil Handunnetti visited Kuruppuarachchi  on Thursday and inquired after him. He is being treated at a private hospital in Colombo.

Chandana Kuruppuarachchi was taken to another private hospital in Colombo on Thursday to undergo surgery. Protests were held in several areas today as well, condemning attacks on journalists.

Opposition members of the Hali Ela Pradeshiya Sabha staged a demonstration outside the Pradeshiya Sabha on Thursday. The Hambantota Journalists’ Association organised a demonstration in Ambalantota on Thursday.

The Southern Lanka Media Centre organised a demonstration opposite the Galle Bus Stop today protesting the attack against  Chandana Kuruppuarachchi.


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