Jan 20, 2023 · The trial in the Lasantha Wickrematunge assassination case began on May 12 in The Hague, the Netherlands, on the basis of an indictment filed by an international group of international media organizations. CID Inspector Nishantha de Silva, who is currently living outside Sri Lanka, testified.
Jan 9, 2023 · The 14th anniversary of the assassination of The Sunday Leader Founder, Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge was marked yesterday with a service at his graveside. Family, friends, former colleagues, and others gathered at Borella, Kanatte to mark the anniversary and remember Lasantha.
Jan 20, 2023 · The murder of Lasantha Wickramatunga, 51, a fearless and outspoken Sri Lankan editor, by unknown gunmen on January 8 brings to light the hazards faced by journalists who take their profession...
Jan 23, 2023 · January 23, 2023 in News A A Mr. Manoj Nanayakkara, lawyer of Aragaleye Lawyers Organization, said that there are political hands behind the murders and assaults that cannot be traced, and even though a month has passed since Shafter’s murder, proper investigations are not being conducted because there are political hands behind it as well.
For those who have not heard of Lasantha, he was a journalist (possibly Sri Lanka's most iconic) that reported very closely on Rajapaksa affairs and their corruptions both in relation to the Helping Hambantota funds and to arms deals with the LTTE, the latter of which he likely got killed for.
Jan 8, 2023 · Remembering newspaper editor Lasantha Wickramatunga, who was brutally murdered 14 years ago on this day. He exposed many a crooked deals and his motto in journalism was ‘Unbowed and unafraid.’ His killers are still at large but retribution is something we Sri Lankans believe in. 08 Jan 2023 05:41:34
Jan 7, 2023 · Mr. Lasantha Wickramatunga, the senior journalist who arrived in Depanam immediately and condemned this heinous crime, was murdered on the road exactly two days later, on January 8, 2009.