Reuters photographer arrested in Negombo and remanded

A Reuters photographer has been arrested in Negombo and remanded, the Police said.

Danish Siddiqui, a Reuters photographer and Pulitzer prize winner who is based in India was arrested when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Katana.

He was produced before a Magistrate and remanded until May 15.

The photographer was in Sri Lanka to cover incidents related to the Easter Sunday bombings.

He had attempted to enter the school to obtain information regarding a student killed in the bombing of St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya when parents who were at the school at the time alerted the Police. (Colombo Gazette)

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