N. Vithyatharan

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N. Vithyatharan
N. Vidyatharan, Sudar Oli.JPG
Born 1959
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Occupation Editor of Uthayan and Sudar Oli

Nadesapillai Vithyatharan (born 1959) is a Sri Lankan journalist. He is the editor of Uthayan and Sudar Oli. He has been arrested, threatened, abducted by Sri Lankan Government and backed paramilitary for his newspapers independent reporting.[1][2][3][4][5]Uthayan has run despite severe difficulties. [6]

Biography[edit]

Vithyatharan was born in Jaffna and was student of Jaffna Hindu College and studied law in Colombo but had to discontinue it after the 1983 Black July riots and returned to Jaffna. He took up journalism and has been the working in the Uthayan in 1985 since its inception.Uthayan has been attacked several times and its staff killed.[7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka: Editor Arrested and Beaten". Human Rights Watch. March 1, 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Prominent Tamil Editor abducted in Colombo, later claimed 'arrested'". tamilnet. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Uthayan Under Fresh Attack". The Sunday Leader. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Tamil newspaper editor arrested in Colombo". Reporters Without Borders. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Colombo wanted to hide forced displacement of Tamils - Vithiyatharan". Tamilnet. 25 April 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Jaffna paper beats the odds". BBC. 12 April 2001. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Mr.N.Vithyatharan, an acclaimed Tamil Journalist produced by Jaffna Hindu". jaffnahindu.org. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Another nail in the coffin of media freedom". The Sunday Leader. 7 May 2006. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Uthayan Under Fresh Attack". The Sunday Leader. Retrieved 12 March 2013.