Director General of the Government Information Department Dr. Dharshani Gunatilaka issuing a statement said the Government would never again allow media suppression, which prevailed during the past, to reoccur.
Deputy Media Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Karunaratne Paranavithana has also rejected the assault.
Mr. Gamage has reportedly been assaulted by two people wearing full face helmets when he was returning to his vehicle after covering the Negombo Urban Council Meeting.
Following the attack, Mr. Gamage has run into the Urban Council Hall to save his life. The two individuals have followed Mr. Gamage to assault him again.
The journalist, who was struck on his head with a pole, has been admitted to Negombo hospital with head injuries.
It is not known yet the motive for the attack and the Police have not arrested any suspects yet.