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Senior editor of Tamil newspaper stabbed in Sri Lanka

world Updated: Jan 29, 2008 03:04 IST
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The associate editor of a state-run Tamil language newspaper,

The Thinakaran

, was stabbed and injured in Sri Lanka's capital late on Monday, police said.

T Mohamed Suhaib was dragged from his home at Maligawatte in Colombo by five unidentified men and stabbed, causing serious injury. He was operated upon at the national hospital.

Police said the motive of the attack was not known immediately, but he had been threatened earlier by a supporter of a Muslim politician over a report published in his newspaper.

The attack came two days after a journalist attached to the state-run Rupavahini television was stabbed by two unidentified men and seriously injured in the outskirts of Colombo.

The journalist, Lal Kumara Mahawalage, had recently criticised a ruling party minister who then assaulted the television station's news director for failing to broadcast a speech made by the minister.