CPJ alarmed by gun attack on Sri Lankan journalist

We issued this statement today after learning that Radhika Devakumar, a provincial correspondent of the Thinakaran newspaper, a Tamil daily, survived an attack in her home during which she received three gunshot wounds.

“This attack has the earmarks of an assassination attempt. The government must immediately act to bring the perpetrators to justice. Sri Lanka‘s record of impunity for those who attack journalists is a disgrace, and that record must be reversed now,” said Bob Dietz, CPJ’s Asia program coordinator.