LankaeNews arson attack
An attempt to tarnish its image says government
Following the attack on the LankaeNews office in Malabe today morning, the government has said that the arson attack had been carried out by persons trying to bring disrepute to the government and tarnish its image.
Media Minister and Government Spokesperson Keheliya Rambukwella has told th media that the attack on LankaeNews was an attempt to tarnish the government's image.
According to him, the attack has been carried out simultaneously to the commencement of election campaigning for the local government elections.
Rambukwella has also observed that the Government had no intention off creating trouble for media organizations or news websites, as the government has supported the media to carry out their work.
He has further noted that the intentions of groups like those who have attacked the LankaeNews office have been witnessed during the abductions and attacks on media personnel in the past.