Rangajeewa's threat to the journalist is condemned by many parties

Saturday, 11 July 2020 - 13:22

The United National Party condemns the action of Inspector of Police Narcotics Bureau Neomal Rangajivam where he threatened a journalist at the Colombo High Court this morning.

In a statement, its general secretary, former parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, said the UNP always takes the lead in protecting media freedom and democracy in the country which is a priority for them.

The photojournalist had taken a photo of Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa when he appeared at the Colombo High Court for a court case.

Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa dragged the journalist's by the shirt and had taken him to the police post at the court premises.

The journalist has also lodged a complaint with the police post at the Hulftsdorp court complex and the Colombo SP's office.

Meanwhile, several parties commented on the incident.

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