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May 18, 2010 Comments Off

Sri Lanka is now rated the 4th most dangerous place in the world for journalists. More than fifteen journalists are believed to have been killed there since 2006. These include Lasantha Wickrematunge, the

May 8, 2010 Comments Off

Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontiers SRI LANKA: Mervyn Silva resigns as deputy minister, questions raised about new minister Reporters Without Borders welcomes President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision today to accept Mervyn Silva’s resignation as

April 2, 2010 Comments Off

In an official gazette notification last month, President Mahinda Rajapakse declared that the extensive network of army camps established during the war against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be

January 7, 2010 Comments Off

The 8th of January marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the senior journalist and founding editor of “The Sunday Leader” newspaper. Lasantha Wickrematunge was on his way to his

December 30, 2009 Comments Off

In January 2009 Lasantha Wickrematunge, a prominent journalist and editor of a leading newspaper in Sri Lanka was assassinated. Anticipating his own death, he wrote an editorial, which was published three days after

September 13, 2009 Comments Off

In his famous obituary, entitled “And Then They Came for Me” and written because he was certain the Government of Sri Lanka would have him assassinated, the leading Sinhalese journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge warned