Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lasantha Wickrematunge's second death anniversary

A colleague of The Sunday Leader newspaper former Editor in Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge bows his head in front of his grave during his 2nd death anniversary in Colombo January 8, 2011. Wickrematunge was shot by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles as he drove to the office of the Leader newspaper in a suburb of capital Colombo in 2009, according to the police. Wickrematunge was a prominent senior Sri Lankan journalist known for his critical reporting on the government.… Read more » REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW MEDIA ANNIVERSARY)


Family members and colleagues of The Sunday Leader newspaper former Editor in Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge attend a religious ceremony in front of his grave during his 2nd death anniversary in Colombo January 8, 2011. Wickrematunge was shot by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles as he drove to the office of the Leader newspaper in a suburb of capital Colombo in 2009, according to the police. Wickrematunge was a prominent senior Sri Lankan journalist known for his critical reporting on the government.… Read more »
REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA -

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