Friday, November 19, 2010

URGENT ALERT: A Tamil journalist arrested at the Colombo Airport

2010 November 19 | 10.32 GMT

A London based Tamil journalist has been arrested on Wednesday (17) at the Colombo Airport, while he was on his way to visit his family. A British passport holder, Karthigesu Thirulogasundar (37), was arrested by the officers attached to Sri Lankan state intelligence agency and currently being held in an undisclosed location. Thirulogasundar was previously attached to London based popular TV channels Deepam TV and GTV. He is currently working as a full time journalist for London based radio station, IBC. He visited the island, hoping to visit his aging mother who is seriously ill.

Name: Karthigesu Thirulogasundar
Date of Birth : 23 March 1973
Media involvement: Deepam TV, GTV & IBC Radio
Date of arrest: 17 November 2010

The Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka appeals to all concerned groups and individuals to take necessary action to demand for immediate release of journalist Karthigesu Thirulogasundar.

Please act make phone calls and send emails to:

The President of Sri Lanka – + 94 112447400/ email

Secretary to the President – +94 112 2326309 / email –

Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya – +94 112 421750 / +94 773088400 email –

Executive Committee
Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

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