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5 persons remanded for assaulting journalist in Atalugama

Five persons who were arrested for assaulting a journalist in Atalugama, Bandaragama have been remanded by the Panadura Magistrate’s Court.

The assault had taken place on an Ada Derana journalist last morning (24) when the journalist in question had visited the Atulugama area for the coverage of Muslim devotees celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan (Eid-ul-Fitr).

Bandaragama Police had launched an investigation into the incident following a complaint lodged by the Ada Derana journalist and six arrests were made subsequently.