Five remanded over assault on Ada Derana journalist in Atulugama

Five remanded over assault on Ada Derana journalist in Atulugama

May 25, 2020   04:08 pm

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The five suspects who were arrested for assaulting an Ada Derana journalist at Atulugama, Bandaragama have been remanded until tomorrow (26).

On May 24, a group of residents in the area had blocked the vehicle and threatened the Ada Derana journalist who had visited the area for the coverage of Muslim devotees celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr while adhering to social distancing guidelines. They had also reportedly caused damages to his vehicle.

Another group of residents and the Atulugama mosque association’s chairman had assisted the journalist to leave amidst the tense situation.

Bandaragama Police launched an investigation into the incident following a complaint lodged by the Ada Derana journalist and arrests were made subsequently.

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