Uthayan newspapers burnt

A man delivering Uthayan newspapers in Jaffna was attacked this morning and his motorbike as well as a stack of newspapers were set on fire, Uthayan Managing Director E. Sarawanabawan told the Colombo Gazette.

The delivery man had gone to the Uthayan office and collected the newspapers and was heading towards his delivery point when he was surrounded by men on two motorbikes.

He was then assaulted using poles and the motorbike as well as the newspapers were set on fire,  Sarawanabawan said.

The delivery man suffered injuries to his head and arms. He was later thrown towards a drain.

The delivery man has been admitted to hospital. (Colombo Gazette)