Journalists Victimised During MR Regime To Be Compensated

by Kanishka Chathuranga

Journalists victimised during Mahinda Rajapaksa’s regime are to be compensated, sources at the President’s office said.

Sources said that journalists who were threatened, assaulted and the families of journalists killed will be compensated.

A committee appointed for this purpose has decided to compensate the journalists and has collected information of those who have sought compensation.

Sources said that journalists who were removed from their posts during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime from state media institutions owing to their political affiliations will be among those compensated.

3 Comments for “Journalists Victimised During MR Regime To Be Compensated”

  1. wimal

    What about those who took free laptops and car loans to write nice things about the filth?

  2. raj

    Current government indirectly protecting those committed crimes against journalist by not making progress in any of the investigation in regards to killings of journalists

  3. max

    First make sure that those responsible ( I mean the one’s at the very top & who gave the orders and not only the foot soldiers who carried out the actuarial crimes) are criminally charged & punished accordingly and the courts can then decide on the compensation that the victims are entitled to in a transparent and honest manner without involving any corrupt politicians which is the only commodity our country has in abundance. It is Ironic that the very person stating this was part & parcel of the previous regime & this is just another gimmick not to punish those politicians at the helm & security forces top brass responsible for these heinous crimes but to pass the buck & steal some of the money from the poor people of this country and may be enrich some of their political cronies!

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