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Media Minister says no govt. hit list of 27 journalists

[2008-06-12 7.25pm] Media Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has rejected as a complete canard the allegation by UNP free media spokesman Dayasiri Jayasekara about the existence of a government hit list of 27 journalists.

The accusation has been leveled in an attempt to tarnish the image of the Defence Secretary and to cover up the internal crisis facing the UNP, Mr. Yapa told the media in Colombo today (Jun 12th).

A democratic government never instills the fear of death in journalists, he said, adding that he vehemently condemned such malicious and false propaganda.



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  1. […] Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa says there is no such list, and that’s it’s made up. He says it an “attempt to tarnish the image of the […]

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