No abductions of journalists during second term of President Rajapaksa


By Saman Indrajith

No complaints had been made with regard to abducting media personnel in white vans during the second term in office of President Mahinda Rajapaksa from 26.01.2010 to 08.01.2015, Parliament was told yesterday.

A document tabled by Parliament Reforms and Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka in response to a question raised by UPFA Colombo District MP Udaya Gammanpila said  there had been no complaints of abductions of media persons during that period.

The document was tabled by Minister Karunathilaka on behalf of Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake.

MP Gammanpila demanded to know the number of media personnel abducted in white vans, the names and dates of abduction and whether white vans had been used for abductions.

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