Lasantha Wickrematunge: Murdered editor's body to be exhumed

Lasantha Wickrematunge: Murdered editor's body to be exhumed
 

A prominent Sri Lankan newspaper editor killed in 2009 is to be exhumed to aid a new investigation into his murder.
Lasantha Wickrematunge ran the Sunday Leader, which was frequently critical of the government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was in power then.
In January 2009 he had written an editorial saying he believed he would be killed by the government and that an inquiry would come to nothing.
He was killed by unidentified attackers in Colombo three days later.
His death came at a time of intense restrictions on the media in Sri Lanka.
The Sunday Leader had accused the government... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: BBC
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