face threats, flee from east
Several Batticaloa-based Tamil journalists have fled their homes
following death threats to them by anonymous callers.They
have been threatened that any publicity or any links with the LTTE
would result in death. The latest to flee was a freelance journalist
working for several local media organisations.
journalist, T.Vethanayagam, on Thursday night received a telephone
call with the death threat because he had covered LTTE news briefings
given by area leader Ramesh and the four women cadres who quit the
Karuna faction and joined the Wanni LTTE.
two other journalists fled to Colombo following similar threats.
Last month Veerakesari journalist G. Nadesan was shot dead on his
way to his office in Batticaloa.