Media persons from Southern Sri Lanka to join Jaffna journalists to demonstrate for media freedom

Aug 15, Colombo: Free Media Movement (FMM) and other media organizations of Sri Lanka are to hold a protest campaign in Jaffna tomorrow.

A group of 40 journalists from Colombo left for Jaffna Monday morning to express their solidarity with embattled journalist community in Jaffna, said FMM secretary Sunil Jayasekara.

The Free Media Movement led group includes a number of media organisations as well as few human rights activists.

They expect to hold a peaceful demonstration in Jaffna city at noon tomorrow together with journalists form Jaffna.

They are also to visit news editor Gnanasundaram Kuganathan of Uthayan daily in Jaffna hospital, who is recovering from a near fatal assault on him by an unidentified gang on 29th July.

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