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Web Editor Freddie Gamage Attacked

(Image courtest Freddie Gamage face book)

Freddie Gamage, Editor of the Meepura newspaper and Website and Convener of the Media Freedom Activists’ Committee was attacked yesterday afternoon when he was returning after visiting the Negombo Municipal Council to gather facts for a news report.

Two persons had arrived on a motorcycle sans number plates.The pillion rider had hit Gamage with an improvised club and fled. Gamage is the Convener of the Professional Websites Association. He was admitted to the Negombo Hospital. Negombo Police said Gamage was to be questioned in hospital about the attack.

Two Police teams have been deployed to trace the motorcycle on which the assailants came. Police are also getting evidence from all CCTV camera recordings in the vicinity of the assault.

Negombo Police are carrying out further investigation.

By Premalal Wijeratne
Ceylon Today


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