Assault on journalists at medical students quarters: legal action
Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene yesterday said legal action
will be taken against the suspects who were involved in the assault of
journalists at the Medical Faculty student quarters on August 28.
Addressing the media at the Information Department the Minister said
the journalists should have the freedom to perform their duties and any
kind of intimidation to them would create an adverse impact on the
The IGP and the Cinnamon Gardens police station were directed to
conduct an impartial inquiry into this matter soon after the Ministry
came to know about this incident. The Police are conducting a full scale
investigation into this incident and the suspects will be brought to
book after the investigations are completed, the Minister said.
The Government expressed regret over this incident and the students'
response against what they termed as intrusion cannot be condoned in any
form. There are ample ways to respond to anyone who trespasses one's
place without permission and students' response cannot be accepted, the