In Sri Lanka, we keep demon masks in the house. Not because we like demons, but to keep other demons out. This, essentially, is why The Sunday Leader endorsed Sarath Fonseka for president. It has been alleged that Fonseka killed our Founder Editor, but the alternative was worse.
The ongoing trial against The Sunday Leader is set to take prominence with a hearing held last Tuesday, October 19, where Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is seeking Rs. 1 billion in damages for articles published in 2008.
In 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked a top-secret internal government document about the Vietnam War known as The Pentagon Papers, which confirmed to the public for the first time what many people had long suspected: the US government had lied.