Our Sratements

              Assault on Senior Journalist in Ampara District

2011.01.06- NfR reports with indignation the assault on  Mr. P.M.M.A.Cader (53) , a senior multi-lingual  journalist working in the Ampara District in the  Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.   He is the  Provincial Correspondent  for Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited and also  works for some other Tamil language media as well.  Following this attack he is  under treatment  at the  Maruthamunai Hospital in  Kalmunai, for  dizziness and headache.

      Director education in Jaffna shot dead for speaking out 

2010.12.28-NfR is shocked to learn that the Deputy  Director of Education of the Valikamam zone of the Jaffna District who refused to direct the students of the schools  in his zone to recite the National Anthem in Sinhala  only,  was shot  dead in Jaffna on the same day when  the controversial  government sponsored Tsunami Commemoration Day Ceremony was held in Jaffna.  He  was shot dead  at  point blank  range on 26.10.2010 by unknown persons  who had arrived at his residence in a van that evening.