John threatens journalists

Friday, 9 June 2017

Tourism Development and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga yesterday threatened to beat a group of journalists when one of them questioned him on garbage being dumped in his electorate.In a video of the incident, released yesterday, Minister Amaratunga is seen approaching the Hiru journalist, at his party office in Kadana, in a threatening manner, for questioning him.

Several of the minister’s supporters and security personnel join him in abusing the beleaguered journalist who is ordered to leave the office premises immediately even without collecting his camera bag.

The incident occurred following a meeting Minister Amara