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Sri Lanka:editor wounded in stabbing
The editor of the privately-owned weekly Rivira, Upali Tennakoon and his wife were attacked by four men on motorcycles near Colombo on 23 Jan as they drove to work. Mr Tennakoon and his wife both sustained injuries, but neither were said to be in a serious condition. The country’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, immediately ordered an […]
26 Jan 09

The editor of the privately-owned weekly Rivira, Upali Tennakoon and his wife were attacked by four men on motorcycles near Colombo on 23 Jan as they drove to work.

Mr Tennakoon and his wife both sustained injuries, but neither were said to be in a serious condition. The country’s President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, immediately ordered an investigation into the attack. At least four journalists have recently fled the country after receiving threats.
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