The premises of an online journalist were ransacked in broad daylight today, reported the Sri Lanka Mirror. The board room of the editor of yukthiya.com, Krishantha Rajapakse, was stormed by three persons claiming to be the police.
The journalist was forced to answer questions by the intruders, who brandished a letter that had the police logo and the words Anti-Terrorism Act clearly written on the heading.
Whilst vandalising the journalist’s room, the intruders asked if the journalist had any connections with the Northern Province, Tamil Nadu or Meena Kandasamy.
The intruders forced Krishantha to unlock his laptop and commenced to go through the computer.
The intruders eventually left, when the owner of the building arrived.
Mr Rajapaksa has complained to the police regarding the incident.