CID to question Editor over assault on Poddala Jayantha

A newspaper Editor has been summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to record a statement related to the assault on journalist Poddala Jayantha.

The Editor of the Sinhalese language newspaper has been asked to appear before the CID tomorrow to record the statement.

Former media activist Poddala Jayantha appeared before the CID in June last year to file a complaint over the ongoing investigations into an assault on him.

The former secretary of the Sri Lanka Working Journalists’ Association (SLWJA) had told reporters then that he was not satisfied with the investigations into the assault in 2009.

Poddala Jayantha fled the country in 2010 but returned last year to file a complaint with the CID as he wanted justice.

He had said there was suspicion the suspects arrested earlier over the assault on journalist Keith Noyhar may have been involved in the assault on him. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Indika Sri Aravinda