A journalist attached to a private television station was attacked in Akuressa last night.
The journalist, Ranil Priyanka, was attacked by a local politician in the area.
A 5 member gang working for the provincial politician had come on motorbikes and attacked the journalist while he was returning after taking visuals of a hut erected across a road.
The journalist said that he sustained head injuries in the attack and was admitted to hospital. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Indika Sri Aravinda