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Sri Lankan navy commander assaults journalists covering Hambantota protest

Photograph Sunday Times 

Sri Lanka's navy commander, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne assaulted a journalist on Saturday, who had been reporting on protests at Hambantota Port. 

Wearing civilian attire, Mr Wijegunaratne marches up to the journalist before launching a strike aimed at the cameraman. 

See video at 1.45: 

See coverage in the Sunday Times here