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Northern governor removes local journalists from another meeting

Local journalists were removed from a meeting about development of the Mullaitivu District, at the the behest of the Northern Province governor.

A broadcast journalist attached to a private Tamil media firm was stopped from filming a confrontation between the governor Suren Raghavan and TNA MP Shanthi Sriskantharajah, and made to leave.

Following that the governor ordered all private journalists to leave, resulting in the removal of all local Tamil media and leaving only state media personnel from the South to report on the meeting.

During the meeting at the Mullaitivu District Secretariat on May 30, Sriskantharajah had been criticising the Sri Lankan government’s poor record and broken promises on development in Mullaitivu when she was cut off and berated by Raghavan.