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Two Sri Lankan TV stations taken off air following Rajapaksa's swearing in

Reports have surfaced that the ITN television station premises in Colombo has been evacuated after Rajapaksa loyalists threatened the deputy general manager of the news and current affairs.

Further reports also emerged that a second TV station Rupavahini has been taken off air in Sri Lanka.

President Maithripala Sirisena has also allegedly ordered military protection to media institutions.

The reports come hours after Sri Lanka’s president swore in former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister.

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