Media Attack

Sri Lanka’s opposition United National Party condemned the grenade attack on the independent Swarnavahini television station, and called for an inquiry to find the culprits. Sri Lanka’s opposition United National Party condemned the grenade attack on the independent Swarnavahini television station, and called for an inquiry to find the culprits.

“We strongly condemn the attack on Swarnavahini, which had been impartially reporting what is happening in the country,” UNP’s Tissa Attanayake said. “We want the government to hold an inquiry and punish the perpetrators.”

A grenade was thrown at the privately owned TV station’s premises in the Bambalapitiya area of Colombo, Sunday night.

Police were investigating the incident but no arrests have yet been made.
The explosion caused minor damage to a parapet wall and a three-wheeled vehicle, but no one was injured.

“We stand for freedom of the media whether it is privately owned or government owned,” UNP Member of Parliament Bandula Gunewardene said.

MP Ravi Karunanayake said democracy and media freedom was under threat, in Sri Lanka.

The UNP MPs were speaking at press conference called to announce a publ