[ Reuters ]
Masked gunmen threw grenades and destroyed the main studio of Sri Lanka’s largest private broadcaster Tuesday, days after state media criticised it for coverage of a Tamil Tiger suicide blast. President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the early morning attack on MBC Network’s studios and ordered an investigation. The United States earlier demanded the perpetrators be arrested. Independent MBC has clashed with the government in the past over its coverage, and again over the weekend was criticised by state-run media for giving too much coverage to a Tamil Tiger suicide blast Friday after a major military victory.