Tamil journalists in Batticaloa gathered to mark "Black January", an event designed to speak out against the Sri Lankan state's acts of intimidation, murder and enforced disappearance against journalists.
A peaceful protest was held in front of the monument of the deceased journalists located in Gandhi Park in Batticaloa district,
The event was chaired by the president of Batticaloa Tamil Journalists' Union V. Krishnakumar and many other people including journalists, social activist Reverend Jegadasan, coordinator of B2B organization S. Sivayokanathan, representative of the organization Selvakumar were present.
Journalists wore black bands around their necks and a candlelight vigil remembering murdered and disappeared victims was held.
The protest was carried out by the media personnel despite the heavy rains in Batticaloa district today.
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