The home of a senior Sri Lankan womanJournalist in Bambalapitiya was invaded at night by a gang of five armed men who attempted to abduct her after ransacking the house and robbing valuables.Prompt action by the Police resulted in one of the intruders being killed and two injured. Two other were arrested. Three Policemen also were injured in the nocturnal incident that has shocked the beleaguered Journalist fraternity in Sri Lanka.
Mandana Ismail Abewickrema is the Associate Editor of the English weekly newspaper”The Sunday Leader”. She writes the Political Column of the paper and also conducts interviews with prominent political leaders of the Country. Mandana came into Prominence some weeks ago when she played a constructive role in forming Sri Lanka’s first trade union for Journalists. She was elected its first President.
Mandana is married to senior Journalist Romesh Abeywickrema who is currently a Deputy Editor at “The Sunday Leader”.They live at Lester James Peiris Mawatte (Dickman’s Road) in Bambalapitiya .Their house near St.Pauls’ has a compound surrounded by a low parapet wall
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