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Questions remain over Sri Lanka editor’s death despite new arrests
Questions remain over Sri Lanka editor’s death despite new arrests

Five officers in Sri Lanka’s military intelligence apparatus have been arrested on suspicion of assassinating a newspaper editor eight years ago — in a murder with a dramatic aftermath, and one that became an example of the previous government’s attacks on dissidents. Lasantha Wickrematunge, the editor of the Sunday Leader, was killed in 2009 while on his way…

The National - Feb 23 08:05 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Media, WarCrimes ]

Police in Sri Lanka arrest intelligence officers over journalist killing
Police in Sri Lanka arrest intelligence officers over journalist killing

Police in Sri Lanka have arrested five military intelligence officers on suspicion of assassinating a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor and orchestrating attacks on other journalists and dissidents under the former regime, a legal source has said. The 2009 killing of Lasantha Wickrematunge, a fierce critic of the then president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, provoked…

The Guardian - Feb 23 08:03 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Media, WarCrimes ]

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