Police in Sri Lanka say unknown attackers have abducted and beaten a Sri Lankan journalist and media rights activist.
Poddala Jayantha is the latest journalist to face violence in a nation with a long history of abuse and killings of media workers.
He was left lying bloodied in a marshy area in Colombo.
Colombo National Hospital says Mr Jayantha is conscious and receiving treatment.
The Government says nine journalists have been killed in Sri Lanka since 2006.