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US calls for ‘credible investigation’ into Uthayan attack

The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka has expressed concern over a series of attacks on the Jaffna-based Uthayan newspaper and “credible investigation” into the attack.

In a tweet on Friday, the head of public affairs for the US Embassy in Sri Lanka, Christopher Teal, said he was expressing “official embassy concern”, tweeting,

“Concerned about series of attacks on Uthayan, & call upon SL authorities to protect freedom of the media, conduct a credible investigation.”

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have announced an investigation into the incident, whilst maintaining that it was an “internal attack”, to slur the government.


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