For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
Platform for Democracy is organizing a protest meeting to mark the third death anniversary of senior journalist Lasantha Wickramathunga.
The event will take place at J.R. Jayewardene Centre in Colombo from 4.00 pm on January 11.
Platform for Freedom is a coalition of civil society organizations and public spirited citizens.
Lasantha Wickramathunga, the editor of ‘The Sunday Leader’ was assassinated on 08th January, 2009 at a high security zone in Colombo.
Even after three years, perpetrators of this heinous crime were not brought to justice, alleges Platform for Democracy.
The meeting will be addressed by the leader of the opposition Ranil Wickremasinghe, Mano Ganesan of Civil Monitoring Commission, Dr. Nimalka Fernando of Women’s Political Academy, Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu of Centre for Policy Alternatives, J.C. Weliamuna of Lawyers for Democracy, Sudarshana Gunawardana of Rights Now, Britto Fernando of Families of the Disappeared), K.W. Janaranjana of Ravaya Newspaper), Chandragptha Thenuwara of Citizen’s Rights, Sunil Jayasekera of Free Media Movement and Herman Kumara of Land Forum