Sonali Samarasinghe/CPJ Guest Blogger

Sonali Samarasinghe is Lasantha Wickramatunga’s widow. A lawyer and senior journalist, she worked alongside her husband for over a decade before he was murdered on January 8, 2009.

A drawing of slain editor Lasantha Wickramatunga stands in the lobby of The Sunday Leader. (CPJ)

Lasantha–journalist, activist, citizen–deserves justice

On January 13, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told Sri Lankan media his government had no evidence to continue an investigation into the murder of Sri Lankan editor Lasantha Wickramatunga. Rajapaksa made this comment in response to a question raised by Lasantha’s brother Lal in the presence of about 60 media personnel, including editors, publishers and government…

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