For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

In Sri Lanka, an unsolved murder

R. K. Radhakrishnan Lasantha Wickrematunge’s killing has become part of a long list of attacks on the media that the state is yet to investigate seriously It was exactly four … Continue reading

January 9, 2013

Lasantha’s Killers Roam Free

Four years after the brutal assassination of the Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge, the police are yet to make a breakthrough and the murderers are roaming … Continue reading

January 6, 2013

An English PEN Briefing for authors travelling to the Galle Literary Festival 2012 Introduction

Sri Lanka is a beautiful but extremely complex country. Its people are recovering from a 25 year long civil war which has divided society along ethnic and religious lines. Following … Continue reading

January 12, 2012

Sri Lankans Protest Editor’s Unsolved Murder

Hundreds of political and human rights activists on Wednesday questioned the Sri Lankan government’s will to solve the killing of an outspoken newspaper editor three years ago. Platform for Freedom, … Continue reading

January 12, 2012

Protest meeting to remember Lasantha

 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 … Continue reading

January 9, 2012

Lasantha murder: International probe urged

On the third death anniversary of a slain newspaper editor his widow has called on the international community to exert pressure on Sri Lanka government to hold an independent investigation … Continue reading

January 9, 2012

No move to punish killers of Lasantha – FMM

 The Free Media Movement says yesterday (Jan. 08) marked the third death anniversary of  Lasantha Wickramatunge, a journalist who fought for the freedom of the press and relentlessly pursued what … Continue reading

January 8, 2012

Sri Lanka’s democratic institutions have metastasized into something dangerous

Today (January 8) marks the third death anniversary of Lasantha Wickrematunge a human rights journalist from Sri Lanka who fought fearlessly for the freedom of the press and relentlessly pursued … Continue reading

January 7, 2012

Sri Lanka’s Fear Psychosis

Frederica Janz ■Sri Lankans across the board, renowned for their friendly smiles and easy ways are too afraid to speak A Norwegian journalist Correspondent for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation sat across … Continue reading

November 17, 2011

Mystery Death Of Sole Suspect In Lasantha’s Murder -A Sudden Death in custody or another extra judicial killing?

Nirmala Kannangara in Nuwara Eliya Pictures by Asoka Fernando The sudden demise of 40 year old Pitchai Jesudasan, the main suspect in The Sunday Leader Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge murder case … Continue reading

October 22, 2011

Lasantha murder suspect dead .

One of the suspects in the murder of former Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickramatunga died of a heart attack at the Colombo General Hospital today. The suspect named Jesudsan had … Continue reading

October 15, 2011

No Sign Of Progress In Sight – Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder Investigation

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history,” US … Continue reading

October 13, 2011

Lasantha Wickrematunge murder suspect given bail

Monday, 11 July 2011 11:53 Sri Lanka Mirror Editor    .The Army personnel who has been in remand custody in connection with the murder of ‘The Sunday Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, … Continue reading

July 11, 2011

SLA officer ‘involved’ in Lasantha murder

Police in Sri Lanka say that there is evidence to suggest the involvement of a Sri Lanka army (SLA) intelligence officer in the murder of Sunday Leader editor. Lasantha Wickramatunga … Continue reading

July 7, 2011

I Will Support Call For An Independent Enquiry” – Premadasa

     “Lasantha Killing: Arbitrary, Extra Judicial Assassination: The Co-Deputy Leader of the United National Party (UNP) Hambantota MP, Sajith Premadasa spoke to Faraz Shauketaly on a matter that continues … Continue reading

May 22, 2011

Continuing the Struggle – Sonali Samarasinghe

Her husband, editor of a newspaper in Sri Lanka, was fatally attacked. Now in exile in New York City, Sonali Samarasinghe presses forward with their fight for press freedom and … Continue reading

May 21, 2011

Commemorative lecture on second death anniversary of Lasantha Wickrematunge

Groundviews A commemorative lecture to mark the second death anniversary of Sunday leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was held today. This is the first commemorative lecture to pay tribute to Late … Continue reading

February 16, 2011

Unidentified thugs set fire to Lankaenews office

An unidentified group of thugs has broken the locks at the Lankaenews office in Daham Mawatha, Malabe, and set fire to all the files, computers and other equipments. The group has thereafter set fire to the office building.

January 31, 2011

Sri Lankan journalists demands justice for killed, disappeared journalists

Sri Lankan journalists and activists protested Tuesday to draw attention to what they called the government’s failure to pursue the perpetrators of crimes against media workers.

January 18, 2011

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who met media heads and newspaper editor yesterday at Temple Trees, why there had been no breakthrough in the investigation into the assassination of his brother and Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunga, though two years had elapsed since that tragic incident.

January 14, 2011
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