Tamil journalists sent threats of 'death punishment' in Batticaloa

A number of journalists from the Batticaloa district were issued death threats, with leaflets of their photographs circulated warning of that they will soon be executed.

The leaflets were discovered prior to a meeting at 2:30 pm this afternoon and found pushed through the door of the Batticaloa Press Club.

The leaflets targeted a few select journalists who had held a commemoration for murdered Sinhala journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge earlier this month and circled their photographs, with a threatening message in Tamil.

The leaflet read as follows;

Warning! Warning!

These are the foreign tiger-funded reporters opposing the Sri Lankan government.

They will soon be given death punishment by us.

#Press #Freedom in #SriLanka
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