( January 8, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Eight years have elapsed since the founding Editor of Sri Lanka’s one most controversial newspapers, The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge was murdered but justice is yet to be served.
Family, friends, former colleagues and others, including those from political and diplomatic circles, will gather at Borella Kanatte at 9 a.m. today to mark the anniversary and remember Lasantha.
Assassinated on January 8, 2009, Lasantha was one of Sri Lanka’s leading journalists and an outspoken critic of the Rajapaksa government. He was attacked as he drove to work and later died of his injuries. The brazen attack was carried out by gunmen on motorcycles in the middle of morning rush-hour traffic.