19 Journalists Killed in Sri Lanka since 1992/Motive Confirmed


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2014

1992


Statistical Analysis

Job *

32% Broadcast reporter
11% Columnist / Commentator
5% Editor
32% Print reporter/writer
5% Publisher/Owner
21% Technician
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Medium *

11% Internet
47% Print
32% Radio
32% Television
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Gender

84% Male
16% Female
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Local / Foreign

100% Local
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Murder Victims

10% Taken Captive
60% Threatened

Type of Death

21% Crossfire/Combat
26% Dangerous Assignment
53% Murder
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Impunity in Murder Cases

100% Complete impunity
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Suspected Source of Fire in Murder Cases

40% Government Officials
10% Military Officials
50% Political Group
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Beats Covered by Victims *

16% Corruption
11% Culture
21% Human Rights
63% Politics
11% Sports
53% War
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Freelance

5% Freelance
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All figures are rounded to the nearest full percentage point. * May add up to more than 100 percent because more than one category applies in some cases.


19 Journalists Killed in Sri Lanka/Motive Confirmed

     Terminology explained

Shoba, O'liveechchu

     May 18 or 19, 2009, in Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka

Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy, freelance

     February 12, 2009, in Mullaitheevu district, Sri Lanka

Lasantha Wickramatunga, The Sunday Leader

     January 8, 2009, in an area outside Colombo, Sri Lanka

Rashmi Mohamed, Sirasa TV

     October 6, 2008, in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Paranirupasingham Devakumar, News 1st

     May 28, 2008, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Suresh Linbiyo, Voice of Tigers

     November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

T. Tharmalingam, Voice of Tigers

     November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Isaivizhi Chempiyan, Voice of Tigers

     November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, Uthayan

     April 29, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Subash Chandraboas, Nilam

     April 16, 2007, in an area near Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Subramaniyam Sugitharajah, Sudar Oli

     January 24, 2006, in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Relangi Selvarajah, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corp.

     August 12, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dharmeratnam Sivaram, TamilNet and Daily Mirror

     April 29, 2005, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Lanka Jayasundara, Wijeya Publications

     December 11, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bala Nadarajah Iyer, Thinamurasu and Thinakaran

     August 16, 2004, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Aiyathurai Nadesan, Virakesari

     May 31, 2004, in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, BBC, Virakesari, Ravaya

     October 19, 2000, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Anura Priyantha, Independent Television Network

     December 18, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Indika Pathinivasan, Maharaja Television Network

     December 18, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka



6 Journalists Killed in Sri Lanka/Motive Unconfirmed

     Terminology explained

Sahadevan Nilakshan, Chaalaram

     August 1, 2007, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, Namathu Eelanadu

     August 20, 2006, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Sampath Lakmal, Sathdina

     July 1, 2006, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Vasthian Anthony Mariyadas, Freelancer

     December 31, 1999, in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Atputharajah Nadarajah, Thinamurusu

     November 2, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Rohana Kumara, Satana

     September 7, 1999, in Colombo, Sri Lanka