By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in a communiqué indicated that CCC condemns the crude attempts at violating press freedom and implores that democratic principles relating to responsible coverage by the media are respected. It calls upon the law enforcement agencies, and the IGP, in particular, to expeditiously act on complaints made on such threats, intimidation and violence, as public confidence depends on it. Civil society has been viewing, with mounting alarm and concern, the wanton attacks on media personnel. Threats and violence directed at journalists, including abductions and murder, unfortunately feature with increasing regularity in the news.