A regional journalist with the newspaper, Kaalai Kathir was attacked in Kolumputhurai by masked men on motorbikes carrying swords.
The attack took place around 4am this morning.
Selvarajah Rajendram, a 56 year old father of three children, also works as the ciruclation manager for the paper,
He has been taken to Jaffna Teaching Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The police are reportedly investigating the matter.