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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2784

STF guardst SLRC: staff stops live programmes

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 14 March, ( Anurasiri Hettige, an employee of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation [SLRC] was asssulated by an unknown thugs using an iron rod this morning. The victim was admitted to the Colombo National hospital.

Our sources said the Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed to Rupavahini to provide security as some staff members boycotted work in protest over the continuing assault on employees of the state television.

Meanwhile, employees of the Rupavahini Corporation have stopped all live programmes with immediate effect, till President Mahinda Rajapaksa intervenes and gives an assurance that spree of violence against Rupavhini employees would be brought to an end.

- Asian Tribune -

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