MTV journalist threatened
JOURNALIST Jeyaratnam Sri Ranga of the MTV/MBC Channel (Pvt) Limited
and his family members have been threatened for the past several months
by unidentified persons.
This has been brought to Inspector General of Police Chandra
Fernando's notice by the Maharaja Organisation Group Director Priyantha
According to a press release by the Maharaja Group Ltd., there are
certain groups trying to pressurise the independent media to achieve
their personal objectives.
"It is important for the public to be alerted on this intimidation to
journalist Sri Ranga and his family members as this could affect the
independence of the media, the release said.
Journalist Sri Ranga is popular with the Sri Lankan political circle
for his Television programme over MTV, Minnal and Shakthi FM programme
He has also interviewed several foreign dignitaries including former
Prime Ministers of India, Norway and Foreign Ministers of several