Image:M.P. Vijayakala Maheswaran.
A journalist from Kilinochchi has complained to police that he received death threats after reporting on the recent statement made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran glorifying the slain LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran.
A freelance journalist, S.N. Nibojan, filed this complaint on December 31 at Kilinochchi police.
The journalist said that he was threatened over the phone and the call came from abroad. The number was displayed as “private number” and the journalist suspects it was a satellite call. The caller had identified himself as a former Black Tiger and had warned that the journalist will be killed if “our elder sister” was harmed.
The caller had also said that he can make even a whole village just disappear since he was a trained Black Tiger.
What you have reported on our elder sister (akka) is wrong” the caller had said. Even if she said something wrong, the journalists should reported it such that she is not portrayed wrongly, the caller had also said.
The Black Tigers were the suicide cadres of the LTTE terror group.