[Sri Lankan army troopers patrol in Jaffna. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi / AFP)]
TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran states that the army continues to threaten journalists in the Northern Province. He also accuses the army of taking various measures to suppress local journalists.
A number of journalists have been threatened in the past few days, while one of the journalists and his family members living in Jaffna has been questioned by the army. Suresh Premachandran has also stated that although the government has promised to safeguard journalists, there is no such situation in the Northern Province, and that every time a journalist leaves Northern Province they have to undergo various problems, and that not only journalists but also media enterprises are facing these threats. He further said that due to this issue, the training workshop for journalists that was about to be held in Kankasanthurai has been cancelled.