Protest held in Negombo over assault of journalist

Protest held in Negombo over assault of journalist

Protest held in Negombo over assault of journalist

Written by Tharushan Fernando

04 Jun, 2016 | 8:19 pm

A protest was staged in the Negombo town to voice objections over an incident where a journalist was assaulted while he was covering the monthly committee meeting of the Negombo Municipal Council.

The monthly committee meeting of the Negombo Municipal Council was held on June 2. Following the meeting, two individuals who arrived on a motorcycle had allegedly assaulted Journalist Freddie Gamage in the premises of the Municipal Council.

Several voluntary organisations jointly conducted a protest march in the Negombo town to voice their objection against the incident

Meanwhile, police stated that two suspects were arrested in relation to the incident.The  suspects were produced before Negombo Acting Magistrate K. G. Gunadasa, following which the suspects were remanded.

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