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<div id="pnlContent"> <br /> <br /> <br /> <h1> Tamil News Papers</h1> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td> </td> <td> &nbsp; </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Dinamalar.htm">Dinamalar</a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> In 1956, T. V. Ramasubbaiyer moved his operations to Tirunelveli. He opened editorial units in Tiruchirapalli in 1966 and Madras in 1979. dinamalar is run as a partnersip firm by the sons of T. V. Ramasubbaiyer.Dinamalar has taken unassailable lead in digital media through its rich content. Currently Dinamalar.com has more than 20.43 million visits & 192 million page views every month. Dinamalar foray into mobile application had got tremendous response from the users. Dinamalar has its own exclusive app for iPhone & iPod Touch (Dinamalar), for iPad (Dinamalar for iPad), for Android mobiles based Mobile phones like Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG, HTC, Motorola, Acer, Dell, ... etc., and for Android Tablet App Windows app.Dinamalar Cinema provides the latest and complete news form the Tamil Cine World called Kollywood. It is furnished with Wallpapers, Movie news, Trailers and Celebrity interviews. Dinamalar is bundled with supplements, usually 32 page booklets, on Friday and Sunday of every week. It also releases special issues during national holidays. The price of the daily is higher during these days than normal weekdays.Dinamalar carries Siruvarmalar,[6] a supplement aimed towards children, every Friday. Siruvarmalar features scientific facts and stories depicted by pictorials. It is targeted at the children with a lot of pictorials and sketches. It also has short stories and games that earn random winners a lot of prizes. Starting Feb.4, 2011, Siruvarmalar was relaunched as a black & white comics magazine containing serialized stories.Varamalar is bundled with Dinamalar on Sundays. Varamalar covers the popular trends in the society and also features short stories. It is basically a weekly round up of news and entertainment in Tamil. Also on Sundays the main daily is split into two sections, each of them resembling a regular daily by featuring unique front pages and complete articles. his is a supplementary issue of Dinamalar that provides latest, useful and detailed information on technologies in Tamil. This is the only Tamil weekly dedicated to Technology news.South Indian Film Artistes Association vs. Dinamalar. In October 2009, Dinamalar had published an article claiming that several Tamil film actresses were involved in prostitution. Pictures and names were also published in the paper. The South Indian Film Artistes' Association immediately petitioned to have the editor, Lenin, arrested. The SIFAA also staged a rally, condemning Dinamalar. The editor of the newspaper, Mr. Lenin was arrested. He was released on the next day due to a petition from Chennai Press Club, Madras Union of Journalists, Press Trust of India and The Indian Newspaper Society which stated that his arrest was completely unwarranted and was done to please popular film stars. Dinamalar also stated that they only delivered news obtained from ethical journalism and there was no secondary agenda.[10] Anti muslim stance-Publishing Prophet Muhammad's cartoonOn Monday 8th September 2008, Dinamalar's supplementary edition Computer malar carried the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad. This was considered as an attempt to appease the Hindutva forces and to provoke the sentiments of Muslims who consider love towards Prophet Muhammad is above their life.<br /> <strong><a href="Dinamalar.htm">Click here to read Dinamalar news paper</a></strong></p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Dinamani.htm">Dinamani </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Dina Mani is daily Tamil newspaper printed and published from Chennai, Coimbatore, Vellore, Trichy, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri, Bangalore, and New Delhi in India. The newspaper was established in 1933 and owned by The New Indian Express Group.The first edition came in 1934 September 11. Dina Mani is a fully developed newspaper with well separated news, editorial and feature sections.<br /> <strong><a href="Dinamani.htm">Click here to read Dinamani news paper </a></strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <strong><a href="DinaThanthi.htm">Dina Thanthi </a></strong> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Dhina Thanthi It is owned by Mr.B. Sivanthi Aditanar. It was founded by S. P. Adithanar, a lawyer trained in Britain and practised in Singapore, with its first edition from Madurai in 1942. The publication spread over Tamil Nadu and the neighbouring states of Pondicherry and Karnataka. In 1940, he opened editions in Madras, Salem and Tiruchirapalli. While the Salem attempt failed, the Tiruchirapalli edition had to be reopened in 1954. Daily Thanthi became one of the largest Tamil language dailies by circulation within a few years; it has been a leading Tamil daily since the 1960s. It has today 15 editions with the latest being the Mumbai Edition. It is the highest circulatedTamil language daily in Bangalore and Pondicherry, and one of the largest in Tamil Nadu, Daily Thanthi's circulation during (July 2009 - December 2009) was 11,91,874 copies certified by [Audit Bureau of Circulations - ABC).It has the largest readership base amongst Tamil Newspapers with 73,53,000 readers spread across the Tamil Diaspora. Dinathanthi has been a tool for the students of Tamil Nadu in securing good marks in their board exams. It issues a book called 10th, +2 Vina Vidai Book, on every Wednesday during the second part of the year. The model question papers of all the subjects of Standard 10 and 12 are provided with answers along with the question papers of board exams that are conducted previous year. It conducts a programme called 'Vetri Nichayam' once in a year during the summer vacation that provides useful facts to the students to take a good decision about their future studies. In 1942, Dhina Thanthi (Daily Telegraph) was started in Madurai with simultaneous editions in Madras, Salem and Tiruchirappalli. It was founded by S.P. Aditanar, a lawyer trained in Britain. He modelled Thanthi on the style of an English tabloid- The Daily Mirror. He aimed to bring out a newspaper that ordinary people would read, and which would encourage a reading habit even among the newly literate. In the past, the daily newspaper which was printed in Madras reached the southern Tamil region after at least one day. Thanthi used the public bus system to distribute the paper throughout the south Tamil region and capitalized on the hunger for war news that arose after Singapore fell to the Japanese. Dhina Thanthi became one of the largest Tamil language dailies by circulation within a few years; it has been a leading Tamil daily since the 1960s. It has today 15 editions. It is the highest circulated Tamil daily in Bangalore. It issues a book called 10th, +2 Vina Vidai Book, on every Wednesday during the second part of the year. The model question papers of all the subjects of Standard 10 and 12 are provided with answers along with the question papers of board exams that are conducted previous year. . <br /> <strong><a href="DinaThanthi.htm">Click here to read Dina Thanthi news paper </a></strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="TamilMurasu.htm">Tamil Murasu </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Tamil Murasu is daily evening Tamil newspaper in Chennai, Salem and Coimbatore, Erode, Pondicherry, Madurai, Tirunelveli, Trichy and Nagercoil, India. It is owned by Kalanidhi Maran's Sun Network.. <br /> <strong><a href="TamilMurasu.htm">Click here to read Tamil Murasu news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <strong><a href="Dinasudar.htm">Dinasudar </a></strong> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Dinasudar headquartered in Hyderabad. This newspaper is being promoted by Nukarapu Dinasudar Prakash Rao. This Tamil newspaper is being published from seventeen cities in India. <br /> <strong><a href="Dinasudar.htm">Click here to read Dinasudar news paper </a></strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Dinasudar.htm">Dinasudar </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Dinasudar is an Indian Tamil-language daily newspaper that was started in February, 1964 by Dr. B.S. Mani. It primarily targeted the Tamil audience in Bengaluru, Karnataka with circulation reaching the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. In the late 2000s it expanded to publishing from Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu as well.. <br /> <strong><a href="Dinasudar.htm">Dinasudar news paper </a></strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Dinakaran.htm">Dinakaran </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Dinakaran is a Tamil daily newspaper distributed in India. As of March 2010, Dinakaran is the largest Tamil daily newspaper in terms of net paid circulation, which was 1,235,220.[1] In terms of total readership, which was 16,741,000 as of May 2010, it is the second largest. Dinakaran is published from 12 centres in India namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangaluru, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Salem, Nagercoil, Vellore, Nellai and Pondicherry. Dinakaran was founded in 1977 by K. P. Kandasamy in support of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) when his father-in-law, S. P. Adithanar, chose to support Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam during its split from DMK.[3] In 2005, Dinakaran was acquired from his son K. P. K. Kumaran by Kalanithi Maran's Sun Network. In 2006 May, Dinakaran ran into a controversy when it published the results of a series of opinion polls which showed politician M. K. Stalin having more approval than his elder brother M. K. Azhagiri. The Madurai office of Dinakaran was fire bombed and three employees were killed. This led to the resignation of Central Minister Dayanidhi Maran, brother of Kalanidhi Maran from the Union Cabinet. <br /> <strong><a href="Dinakaran.htm">Click here to read andhrabhoomi news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Theekkathir.htm">Theekkathir </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Theekkathir is a Tamil newspaper and the organ of the Tamilnadu State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Theekkathir published from Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore and Tiruchirappalli.[1] In 1963, Theekkathir was started as a weekly organ from Chennai with the fund collected by Coimbatore mill workers. Its first editor was Comrade Arputhasamy, fondly called as Appu. When CPI(M) was formed in 1964, Theekkathir became the official organ of the Party’s Tamilnadu state committee and its regular edition was launched in 1969 at Madurai, the stronghold of the Party. Theekkathir became a daily newspaper in 1971. The paper’s second edition started from Chennai in 1993. Its third edition started from Coimbatore in 2007. The fourth edition from Tiruchirappalli was launched as a conclusion of the August campaign. <br /> <strong><a href="Theekkathir.htm">Click here to read Theekkathir news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Virakesari.htm">Virakesari </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Virakesari is one of the leading Tamil daily newspapers in Sri Lanka. It is the oldest and the largest circulated Tamil Newspaper in Sri Lanka. Virakesari is owned by Express Newspapers (Ceylon) (Private) Limited, a leading print and web media organization in Sri Lanka. Contents Virakesari was founded by PPR. Subramanian in the first half of 20th century. Subramanian was an entrepreneur and journalist from the village Avanipatti in Tamil Nadu, India. Upon immigrating from India to British Ceylon, he saw the conditions of the Indian Labourers and decided that he would establish a newspaper to promote justice and equality for those people by publishing a newspaper with a distinct voice of its own. The First Page of Virakesari in 1930The first edition was published on the 6th August 1930 under the masthead Virakesari meaning “Victorious Lion” . Subramanian guided the publication for over 20 years, during which the publication focused on the rights and grievances of the Plantation workers, capturing the attention of the Tamil speaking population. Today, this newspaper is the most widely circulated and read newspaper by the entire Tamil speaking population in Sri Lanka. In 1948, soon after Ceylon obtained independence from British dominance, the Ceylon Parliament enacted the Ceylon Citizenship Act. Faced with the choice of obtaining Ceylonese citizenship or continuing with his Indian citizenship, Subramanian chose to return to his homeland, unable to come to terms with losing his nationality. Before his departure, he sold his interests to a small group of Ceylonese Citizens of Indian origin. In 1965, during the period of political upheaval in Sri Lanka, the Virakesari newspaper was taken over by a Sinhala political party with the intention of introducing a Sinhalese national newspaper. However, as fate would have it, the company was sued for defamation compelling the new owners to relinquish control, reverting ownership to the earlier owners. In 1970, Express Newspapers (Ceylon) Limited was registered as a private company and as publisher of the Virakesari newspaper. It was the intention of the Directors that as a company, expansion programs could provide for a wide range of Tamil language publications for the Tamil speaking population. Today, Virakesari has evolved into a national newspaper with the motto “Tharamana Valiyil Thelivaana Thagaval” "Quality news with clarity".Express Newspapers (Ceylon) Limited also publishes a wide range of magazines and newspapers catering to the different sectors and markets of the Tamil speaking population.The Online Division of Express Newspapers launched virakesari.lk, a 24x7 breaking news website, in 2002, and in 2005 they launched Virakesari's E-paper, which was the world's first Tamil E-paper. The websites boasts of over 2.5 million hits from across the world. Virakesari also plays a significant role in the field of social media having large numbers of young audience engaged on their websites. Achievements Virakesari was voted the “Best Designed Newspaper” at the “Journalism Awards for Excellence 2005” by the Editors Guild and the Sri Lanka Press Institute. In 2010 virakesari.lk won the title of "Sri Lankas' Favorite Tamil Website" in polling conducted by bestweb.lk.1 Foreign editions Due to the significant numbers of SriLankan Tamil population (diaspora) spread across the world, Virakesari has become a world renowned name in Tamil. Virakesari has a Weekly edition printed in Doha and distributed around the states of Middle East. The Sunday Virakesari is distributed in over 15 countries including USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, India, Middle East, New Zealand and Australia.. <br /> <strong><a href="Virakesari.htm">Click here to read Virakesari news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="SudarOli.htm">Sudar Oli </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Sudar Oli was founded in Colombo on 10 September 2000 as a weekly newspaper. It became a daily newspaper on 29 October 2001. Nadesapillai Vithyatharan became the paper's editor in 2002. In July 2006 Sudar Oli and Thinakkural were forced to stop distribution in Batticaloa District and Ampara District after receiving threatening phone calls allegedly from a government backed paramilitary headed by Karuna Amman.1 Both papers resumed distribution in the districts later but circulation had fallen.2 Editor N. Vithyatharan was arrested by the police without a warrant on 26 February 2009 as he attended a funeral in Mount Lavinia without a warrant and allegedly beaten in custody.34 As international criticism of the arrest intensified the Sri Lankan government claimed Vithyatharan had been arrested in connections with the LTTE air raid on Colombo.56 Vithyatharan was released on 24 April 2009 after the Colombo Crimes Division informed the court that there was no evidence connecting him to the air raid.78 Vithyatharan alleged that he had been detained in order to prevent him highlighting the plight of the civilians in the Vanni.910 Attacks. Sudar Oli and its employees have been subject to numerous attacks.News photographer Yathurshan Premachchandran was attacked by activists from the nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) party on 23 August 2005 as he covered a JVP demonstration in front of Fort Railway Station, Colombo.1112 The JVP activists accused Premachchandran of being a member of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.11 Two grenades were thrown into the advertising office of the Sudar Oli and Uthayan in Wellawatte, Colombo on 20 August 2005, but failed to explode.131415 Two grenades were thrown into the offices of the newspaper in Grandpass, Colombo on 29 August 2005, killing security guard David Selvaratnam and injuring three others.131617 Two parliamentary reporters were attacked as they waited for a bus on 30 August 2005.1819 Journalist Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan (Sugitharajah) was shot dead in Trincomalee near governor’s secretariat on 24 January 2006.20 Sugirdharajan had provided photographic evidence to the media of the murder of five students by Sri Lankan security forces.2122 23 The day before his death Sugirdharajan had written an article in the Sudar Oli exposing abuses committed by the Eelam People's Democratic Party, a government backed paramilitary group, in the Trincomalee area.24 <br /> <strong><a href="SudarOli.htm">Click here to read Sudar Oli news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Thinakaran.htm">Thinakaran </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Thinakaran is a daily Tamil newspaper in Sri Lanka. It is published by Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. Its sister newspaper are Sunday Observer, Silumina, Dinamina and Daily News. The daily newspaper has a circulation of 50,000 and its sunday version, Thinakaran Varamanjari, 70,000 per issue. <br /> <strong><a href="Thinakaran.htm">Click here to read Thinakaran news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Thinakkural.htm">Thinakkural </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Thinakkural is a Tamil newspaper published in Sri Lanka. It was founded by Pon Rajagobal, former editor of Virakesari in 1997.there have reported number of attempts to force the paper to stop its distribution in recent times. <br /> <strong><a href="Thinakkural.htm">Click here to read Thinakkural news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <div align="center" style="width: 960px; padding-left: 150px;"> <table class="style1" border="0px solid #E9E9E9;" cellpadding="0px;" cellspacing="0px"> <tr> <td class="style2"> <a href="Uthayan.htm">Uthayan </a> </td> <td align="left"> <p> Uthayan is a Tamil language Sri Lankan daily newspaper published by New Uthyan Publication (Private) Limited, part of the Uthayan Group of Newspapers. It was founded in 1985 and is published from Jaffna. Its sister newspapers is the Colombo based Sudar Oli. Uthayan was the only newspaper published from Jaffna which did not cease publication due to the civil war.1 The newspaper has been attacked several times, a number of its staff have been murdered by paramilitary groups and other forces, and it regularly receives threats.2 Contents Uthayan was founded in 1985 by E. Saravanapavan with the first edition being published on 27 November 1985.34 At that time there were two other newspapers published from Jaffna: the Tamil language Eelamurasu and Eeelanadu.3 Murasoli began publishing from Jaffna in 1986.3 As the civil war escalated newspapers published from Jaffna came under pressure from both government forces and the rebel militant groups. Eelamurasu and Eeelanadu were taken over by the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 1987 and 1994 respectively.3 In October 1995, as the Sri Lankan military launched a military offensive to recapture the Jaffna peninsula from the LTTE, virtually the entire population of the Valikamam region fled to other parts of the peninsula and the Vanni. Uthayan staff fled from their Jaffna offices, taking printing machine, a generator and newsprint on a truck.3 They set-up a temporary office in Sarasalai, Thenmarachchi from where they published the paper until April 1996.3 Then the paper returned to Jaffna after the military had recaptured most of the peninsula including Jaffna city.3 By 1996 the Uthayan was the only newspaper published from Jaffna.3 Uthayan was shut down by the Sri Lankan government on 19 May 2000 using the recently passed draconian law – the Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions and Powers) Regulation No.1 of 2000.5 The Sri Lanka Army cut off the phone lines, locked the offices and took away the keys.6 The newspaper re-opened 45 days later on 4 July 2000 after the government lifted its ban.78 Sub-editor N. Vithyatharan was interrogated by the police for two hours at his offices 20 January 2001 regarding an interview with Anton Balasingham, the LTTE's chief negotiator and political advisor.9 After the civil war resumed the Sri Lankan military closed the A9 road which was the main road link between the Jaffna peninsula and the rest of the country. This resulted in an acute shortage of food, fuel, medicine and other supplies, including newsprint and printing ink, on the peninsula. Uthayan was forced to drastically cut its number of pages and the copies printed – it went from 20,000 copies of a 12-page paper to 7,500 copies of a 4-page paper.10 Editor N. Vithyatharan was arrested by the police without a warrant on 26 February 2009 as he attended a funeral in Mount Lavinia without a warrant and allegedly beaten in custody.1112 As international criticism of the arrest intensified the Sri Lankan government claimed Vithyatharan had been arrested in connections with the LTTE air raid on Colombo.1314 Vithyatharan was released on 24 April 2009 after the Colombo Crimes Division informed the court that there was no evidence connecting him to the air raid.1516 Vithyatharan alleged that he had been detained in order to prevent him highlighting the plight of the civilians in the Vanni.1718 Attacks. The Uthayan and its employees have been subject to numerous attacks during its existence. In 1987, the Sri Lankan security forces attacked the Navalar Road in Jaffna, where the Uthayan offices were located, using artillery. Two Uthayan employees were injured and 40 others in the area were killed. In 1990, the Uthayan's offices were hit by an air raid killing one employee and injuring five.7 A Journalist named Velupillai Thavachelvam was attacked on 29 August 1998 at his home in Sembianpattu, Vadamarachchi.19 Thavachelvam had written a report critical of the local authority.19 The following year, two grenades were thrown into the newspaper's offices, exploding near the printing machines and injuring security guard S. Selvarajah.202122 The Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), a government backed paramilitary group, was blamed for the attack.2324 The Uthayan had recently criticised government-backed paramilitary groups.24 On 20 August 2005, two grenades were thrown into the advertising office of the Uthayan and Sudar Oli in Wellawatte, but failed to explode.72526 Suresh Kumar (B. G. Sahayathasan) and Ranjith Kumar, two employees of the newspaper, were killed on 2 May 2006 when armed men burst into the newspaper's offices and opened fire indiscriminately.22728 The attack followed the newspaper publishing a cartoon mocking Douglas Devananda, the leader of the EPDP.29 A delivery driver and an agent named Sathasivam Baskaran was shot dead at the wheel of his delivery truck on 15 August 2006 at Puttur junction near Achchuveli.3031 Baskaran was shot in an area controlled by the Sri Lankan military.32 Three days later, on 18 August 2006, a warehouse in Kopay was burnt down by armed men as a curfew was in place.3033 According to a diplomatic cable leaked to Wikileaks, Sri Lankan Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa had told the then American Ambassador Robert O. Blake that the EPDP and the Sri Lanka Navy had perpetrated the arson.34 Armed men entered the Uthayan offices on 7 September 2006 and ordered staff to publish a statement urging Jaffna's students to call off their strike, threatening "severe reprisals" if the statement wasn't published.3536 A few days later, on 10 September 2006, two armed men who entered into the Uthayan offices were arrested by the policemen who were guarding the building. But they were released within hours.35 Journalist Selvarajah Rajivarnam, an Uthayan reporter for 6 months prior to his death, was shot dead in Jaffna close to a military checkpoint on 29 April 2007.373839 The EPDP was blamed for Rajivarnam's murder.40 A Proof reader, Vadivelu Nirmalaraj was abducted on 17 November 2007 near Jaffna as he returned home after work.414243 A grenade was thrown into the newspaper's office in Jaffna on 24 March 2009 causing extensive damage and injuring a security guard.444546 Same year, on June 25, thousands of copied of the Uthayan, Thinakkural and Valampuri were burnt in the street by armed men, after the papers had refused to print a statement against the LTTE.4748 A Staff Correspondent of the newspaper, S. Kavitharan was attacked by a group of men on 28 May 2011 as he cycled to work. Kavitharan had written articles critical of the security in Jaffna and the actions of government backed paramilitary groups whose members had previously threatened Kavitharan.49 On July 29, the same year, Uthayan's chief news editor Gnanasundaram Kuganathan was brutally attacked as he walked home from the office in Jaffna.515253 The EPDP was blamed for the attack.54 Between 2006 and 2010 Kuganathan lived in the Uthayan offices out of fear for his life but had recently moved back to his family home after assurances were given by the government.51 <br /> <strong><a href="Uthayan.htm">Click here to read Uthayan news paper </a> </strong> </p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div>