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Uthayan Jaffna journalist attacked

2013 Jul 12

A journalist attached to the Uthayan newspaper based in Jaffna was attacked last night while he was heading home after work.

The journalist, Kunalan Dileep, was heading home on his motorbike when he was attacked by a group of men who approached him in a three-wheeler.

The attackers had assaulted him near the Jaffna Mahajana College and then fled the scene.

He was taken to hospital with injuries sustained mostly to his arm and legs which were not serious in nature.

The newspaper said that the attack came just days before he was to publish an article on the northern elections.

A complaint was lodged with the police over the attack.

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