The office of a Tamil newspaper here was vandalised on Saturday and its editor intimidated in retaliation for a recent Canadian business delegation visit to Sri Lanka.

The Police are probing the mischief at the offices of a Toronto Tamil community newspaper. The publisher on Sunday received an anonymous phone call, describing the vandalism as retaliation for a recent Canadian business delegation to Sri Lanka.

“They must have used baseball bats or iron rods,” said Logan Logendralingan, publisher and editor of the Uthayan newspaper.

“They didn’t enter into the offices. They just broke the glass, and said ’It’s a message for you,” Mr. Logendralingan said.

The editor said he learned of the attack when he answered a call from a private number just after dawn on Sunday.

A man speaking in Tamil said it was payback for the recent visit to Sri Lanka by the Canada-Sri Lanka Business Council during which a donation of $20,000 was given to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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