PM repentant over attack on journalists by police & STF personnel

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expresses grave regret over the assault on journalists who are covering the ongoing protests, by security personnel.

Highlighting that freedom of media is paramount to democracy in Sri Lanka, the Premier requested both security forces and protesters to act with restraint to prevent any violence and ensure the safety of the public.

During the ongoing tense situation opposite Prime Minister’s residence, the Sri Lanka Police and the Police Special Task Force attacked four journalists who were covering the protests.

The injured individuals were rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment.