Sunday, July 31, 2011

Blood Was Dripping From His Head – Uthayan News Editor’s Wife

By Easwaran Rutnam
Blood was dripping from the head of Uthayan news editor Gnasundaram Kuganathan as he came home shouting in pain after two men had brutally attacked him, stated the Jaffna based Uthayan newspaper, quoting his wife.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sri Lankan journalist attacked ‘with iron bars’

By Mel Gunasekera AFP
An ethnic Tamil journalist in Sri Lanka’s formerly embattled north was brutally attacked with iron bars, police said on Saturday, the latest in a string of assaults on the nation’s media.Gnanasundaram Kuhanathan, news editor of the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was attacked by a gang of men wielding iron bars on Friday near his home in the area formerly held by separatist Tamil rebels, police said.

Friday, July 29, 2011

News Editor attacked in Jaffna

Kuganathan in Hospital[TamilNet, Friday, 29 July 2011, 15:08 GMT]
Two unidentified men who came in a motorbike attacked the Chief News Editor of Uthayan Daily in Jaffna, Gnanasundaram Kuganathan, Friday around 7:45 p.m., causing serious injuries to the 59-year-old news editor. Till the end of war, Mr. Kuganathan was living inside the paper office for 3 years as the news paper had come under attacks by occupying SL Army-backed operatives in May 2006 and in March 2009. The staff at the paper office have been threatened by the EPDP paramilitary on several occasions. The timing of the attack signals that it was a ‘punishment’ by the SL military intelligence not favouring the ruling UPFA alliance during the campaign for civic elections.