The Prime Minister has expressed grave regret over the assault on journalists who are covering the ongoing protests, by security personnel.
A statement issued by the PM’s office states :
Freedom of media is paramount to Democracy in Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister requests both the security forces and the protesters to act with restraint to prevent any violence and ensure the safety of the public.
Three journalists of a private media station was assaulted by security forces near the PM’s private residence in Colombo.