Sri Lankan cartoonist attacked

While I think Michael Ramirez and David Simpson are having a bad week, at least they don’t have to worry about being physically attacked.

Nov 14, Colombo: Police suspect members of the JVP in the attack on well-known cartoonist Dasa Hapuwalana.

Hapuwalana, a cartoonist who works for the Sinhala daily Lankadeepa, was attacked in his private residence in Nittabuwa last night, police said.

?We have reliable information that the attack was carried out by the JVP members in the area,? Nittabuwa police said.

Mr. Hapuwalana has been critical of the JVP in his creations, published in Lankadeepa over the last few weeks.