Provincial journalists throughout the country will be in Colombo today (15th) to protest against the Navy Commander assaulting a journalist who had been at Hambanthota Harbour to report the tense situation that occurred between Navy personnel who had been deployed to disrupt the trade union action being taken by employees of the Harbour. The agitation will take place opposite Fort Railway Station.
Members of Federation of Media Employees Trade Union (FMETU), Professional Newspaper Artistes Association, Sri Lanka young journalists’ Association, Sri Lanka Tamil Journalists Alliance (SLTJA),. Sri Lanka Media Photographers Association and several media organizations are expected to join the agitation.
The agitation was to commence at 11.00 a.m. today said Mr. Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa of Members of Federation of Media Employees Trade Union (FMETU).