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Sri Lankan government media spokesperson criticized for giving false information on Uthayan attack

Parliamentarian of Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and publisher of the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, E. Saravanapavan criticized the government media spokesperson over the remarks made following the attack on the newspaper office in Jaffna on April 13th.Saravanapavan speaking to the media said the Government Spokesperson, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella should not give false information to the media.Referring to the Minister’s statement that the damage caused to the newspaper office by the attack was insignificant and that the newspaper was being printed as usual, Saravanapavan said the Uthayan is in circulation with lesser pages.He explained that the newspaper could not be printed in full since the arson attack on the press had destroyed the web off-set machines.He observed that the 32 page newspaper has been reduced to 12 pages.According to Saravanapavan, some government officials had also said the attack on the newspaper office was an inside job and that the police were closing down investigations based on “guessed intelligence.”

Author: TELO Admin