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sonali
Friday, August 12th, 2011

By Gena Chung

lasantha
Saturday, January 8th, 2011

By Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge

When I was 16 years old my father was to bring home a book from his travels to a beautiful little village called Caux inSwitzerland. The title startled us. It read gravely, How to be Your Own Selfish Pig…. And Other Ways You’ve Been Brainwashed by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay.

 

MR Larger than Life
Friday, January 22nd, 2010

As Sri Lankans go to the polls as a unified nation for the first time in more than two decades, Freedom House is deeply concerned about electoral misconduct and Sri Lankan authorities' flagrant disregard for the rule of law.

Lal
Sunday, January 10th, 2010

A year has passed since Lasantha was brutally murdered on the high streets of the city. During this period the LTTE has been wiped out, provincial council elections held, Kumaran Pathmanathan arrested and brought back to Sri Lanka from foreign soil in a sting-like operation, presidential elections called two years prematurely only because the incumbent deems its opportune for him and of course 24 hearings have been held in the Mount Lavinia Court into Lasantha’s murder without any breakthrough! Incredible?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

"A year has gone by without any progress in the investigation into his murder," Lal Wickrematunge said today to Reporters Without Borders, on the eve of the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of his brother, Lasantha Wickrematunge, the Colombo-based Sunday Leader's well-known managing editor. It is Lal who has replaced him at the helm of investigative weekly, some of whose journalists were recently threatened.

LW Time
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
A year after the murder of the prominent Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickrematunge, the island's independent media is still under siege. An investigation into Wickrematunge's death has gone nowhere, and at least half a dozen other journalists, including his widow, have left the country in fear since his death.
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Monday, January 4th, 2010

President Mahinda Rajapakse has been challenged to dispel the widely held perception that his government is complicit in a cover up of Lasantha Wickrematunge's assassins. In a letter dated January 4, 2010, Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge highlighted the various steps taken by the state to stonewall an investigation into her husband's murder and called for an "impartial, transparent and professional inquiry" into the killing.

Aunty S
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Sonali Wickrematunge, former Editor in Chief of ‘The Morning Leader' and former Consultant Editor of ‘The Sunday Leader' was awarded this year's Oxfam Novib/PEN International Freedom of Expression award, in recognition of her courage in raising difficult issues about abuse of power and corruption.

She joins four others who will receive awards. They are: Chi Dang (Vietnam), Maziar Bahari (Iran), Irakli Kakabadze (Georgia) and Daniel Coronell (Colombia).

Sonali Receiving Harvard Award
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presented the Louis M. Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism to slain Sri Lankan newspaper editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and the journalists of Afghanistan on Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

The Exhibit
Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Peter Sandbichler one of Austria's celebrated architects and artists pays tribute to one of Sri Lanka's courageous sons.

The sculpture about 8 metres high stands outside on the Museum Quartier (MQ) forecourt. According to the Mumok Vienna's world famous Museum of Modern Arts, the artist "uses this public space in order to construct a tower-like billboard on which abstract sculpture and concrete message interact with each other: at close quarters it appears to be purely a grid of forms, but as the day goes on it turns out from a distance to be a portrait of the Sri-Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Slain Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickrematunge and a New York Times reporter held captive for seven months received the National Press Club's 2009 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Awards. The awards are bestowed on one international journalist and one American journalist who embody the principles of a free press. They were honored at the Awards Dinner on August 3.

Lasantha Wickrematunge was editor of The Sunday Leader in Sri Lanka until January, when a commando hit squad on motorcycles assassinated him in his car on the way to work.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Even after declaring victory in Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war, the country’s leaders seem unable to distinguish between the enemy — the brutal but apparently vanquished Tamil Tiger separatists — and innocent bystanders. Despite appeals from Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, and from others, the government has not given international aid organizations full access to government-run camps, where an estimated 280,000 civilians are said to be in desperate need of food, water and medical care.

Sarath Fonseka
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

THE Sri Lankan army will recruit an extra 100,000 soldiers to crush any attempt to revive the Tamil Tiger movement, triggering accusations the Government plans a military occupation of the Tamil-dominated north.

Telegraph Camp Child
Monday, May 25th, 2009
The Sri Lankan government has been accused of launching a campaign of "ethnic cleansing" following its victory over the Tamil Tigers in the country's 26 year civil war.
MR and Forces Commanders Nov 2005
Monday, May 25th, 2009

As the President's motorcade passed slowly through Colombo Monday, 20-year-old university student Chaturi Waidyasekera pressed her head to the ground, then rose and chanted, “Praise our king”

MR and Ban Ki-Moon
BBC
Sunday, May 24th, 2009
The Menik Farm camp in northern Sri Lanka has a distinctly military air for a place which is housing more than 200,000 people displaced by the fighting. There is barbed wire everywhere, and camouflage-clad soldiers who are not at all keen on journalists speaking to those inside the camp.
Ban and Children
Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, pressed Sri Lanka’s government on Saturday to grant international relief agencies “unhindered access” to refugee camps housing hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamils from Sri Lanka’s civil war.

Gotabhaya Grinning
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Troops and leaders of the United States and United Kingdom should be accused of war crimes before Sri Lanka is made to face any kind of war crimes tribunal, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has stated in an interview with Nitin A. Gokhale, Senior Defence Editor of India's NDTV Channel.

Camps Oxfam Pic
Friday, May 22nd, 2009

COLOMBO— Sri Lanka’s government ignored mounting calls by international relief organizations on Friday for greater access to the country’s swelling refugee camps, as the military continued to weed out suspected former Tamil Tiger rebels hiding among civilians.