The MTV network’s Batticaloa district correspondent has lodged a complaint with the Karadiyanaru police after being threatened by a landlord who has leased out his land for the construction of Telecom mast.
Kuhadasan Subojan was video graphing a protest by locals in the Eravur town in the Batticaloa district who were protesting against the erection of a mast by Indian Telecom giant ‘AirTel’.
The protesters say they are worried about the environment and health concerns.
A police complaint has been registered by the journalist and an investigation has been initiated according to sources from there.
Attacks on journalists have largely gone underreported in Sri Lanka. The Diplomat magazine noted that the future for the country’s media looks bleak. They further stated that Sri Lanka is one of the world’s most difficult countries for journalists.