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Journalist assaulted while distributing leaflets at Jaffna event

Parameshwaran said he had distributed leaflets questioning why Amirthalingam had not opposed the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in 1979.He says at that time a family member of Amirthalingam assaulted him. (Colombo Gazette) A journalist was assaulted while he was distributing leaflets at an event in Jaffna today.Journalist N. Parameshwaran said he was assaulted by a family member of former Tamil politician Appapillai Amirthalingam.

Udayangas lawyers inform court he is ready to return to Sri Lanka

Lawyers representing Weeratunga told the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court that Weeratunga wants to return to Sri Lanka to face the charges filed against him which led to an Interpol arrest warrant being issued.Weeratunga is wanted in Sri Lanka over the investigations being conducted on the MiG aircraft deal. (Colombo Gazette) Lawyers representing Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia, Udayanga Weeratunga, informed court today that he was prepared to return to Sri Lanka to face the allegations raised against him.The Attorney General’s Department told the court that Weeratunga was currently detained in Dubai.