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Lots of talk but little progress in Sri Lanka over journalist murders

Image: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a seminar on the safety of journalists in Colombo in December 2017. Despite Sri Lanka's commitments to address impunity,...

Lasantha killing: First autopsy report issued to mislead probe

by Nirmala Kannangara. It has now proved that the first autopsy report of the Founding Editor of The Sunday Leader newspaper, Lasantha Manilal Wickrematunge had...

Army spies arrested over Lasantha Wickrematunge murder

Five arrested military intelligence officers are suspected of killing prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor. Lasantha Wickrematunge was the chief editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge...

Sri Lanka: Probe Into Lasantha’s Murder Takes A Twist

Image: Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendawitharana, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Field Marshal Fonseka. by Nirmala Kannangara. Fonseka pointed the finger directly at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his...

Gota Called For Lasantha’s Phone Details Claiming ‘National Security’

by Nirmala Kannangara. Sequence of events that took place last week is to be in favour of the Founding Editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha...

Lasantha Murder Investigation Runs In To Obstaclas From Above

Image: A campaign in Colombo calling for justice for the murdered and abducted journalists. Recent media reports  indicate that government higher ups have placed obstacles...

Self-proclaimed Killer of Lasantha Wickrematunga Raises More Questions Than Answers

The investigation into the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunga took a new turn last week, when an ex-intelligence unit solider committed suicide, after writing...

Body of Sri Lankan journalist who foresaw his murder to be exhumed

(A protestor holds a portrait of Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was killed during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Eranga Jayawardena/AP) New autopsy ordered for...

Lasantha Killing: Army’s Top Spy Accused at Identity Parade

(Lasantha Wickrematunge ) And Then ‘They’ Came For Him. by Vimukthi Yapa. But who is “they”? One household employee of Wickrematunge had harboured a suspicion that “they”...

Army Sergeant Arrested Over Lasantha Wickremetunge Murder

(Poster calling for justice in Lasantha Wickrematunge killing). A Sergeant of the Sri Lanka Army, attached to the intelligence unit, was arrested over the murder...

Army Comm, DMI Head Not Cooperating on Criminal Investigations

( President Sirisena: is he unable to get Military leaders in line? Image courtesy AP/Eranga Jayawardana) By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is...

Sri Lanka:Police Release Sketches of Lasantha’s Assassins

The Colombo Crimes Division today released sketches of two suspects connected to the murder of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge. Police said one suspect was...

Sri Lanka’s High Profile Editor Murder Probe Takes New Turn

Investigations into the assassination of high profile editor Lasantha Wickrematunga has taken a new turn with the authorities focusing on top police officers who...

Investigations on Prageeth, Lasantha and Raviraj Face Disruptions

(Photo: Doctors trying get Lasantha Wickramatunga's life back) The CID is reportedly facing continuous disruptions in its investigations into the killings of MP Nadaraja Raviraj...

Sri Lanka: IFJ Welcomes The Reopening Of Lasantha Wickrematunge Murder Investigation

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Free Media Movement (FMM) and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association (SLWJA) in welcoming...

Sri Lanka To Reinvestigate High-Profile Killings

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new government will reinvestigate high-profile assassinations including those of a newspaper editor and politicians that were alleged to have had state...

Ex-Sri Lanka Leader’s Brother Accused Of Killing Editor

Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a claim that the toppled president's younger brother ran a "death squad" and ordered a high-profile...
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