Prageeth Eknelygoda

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Cartoons by Prageeth Eknelygoda of Sri Lanka

July 23, 2010 3:30 PM ET

Before he disappeared on January 24, Prageeth Eknelygoda was a journalist, columnist, and cartoonist. Here are some examples of his cartoons from a show at Colombo's Lionel Wendt Gallery in May. His wife, Sandhya, has given us permission to use...

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In Sri Lanka, no peace dividend for press

May 19, 2010 3:31 PM ET

The end of Sri Lanka’s war with Tamil rebels has not eased repression of independent media. Journalists still face violence, harassment, and detention. Will President Rajapaksa use his victories on the battlefield and in the polling booth to reunite the...

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An indicator of what comes next for Sri Lanka's media

April 28, 2010 5:39 PM ET

In Sri Lanka, there is a lull of sorts in outright attacks on the media as the Rajapaksa government takes stock of where it stands, which is in a very strong position: Last May the government declared a final victory in the brutal...

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Two journalists missing in Sri Lanka

February 11, 2010 5:13 PM ET

New York, February 11, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the disappearance of two journalists in Sri Lanka. Chandana Sirimalwatte, chief editor of the Sri Lankan weekly newspaper Lanka, was detained by police around noon on January 30,...

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Is Sri Lanka done assaulting the media?

February 5, 2010 3:58 PM ET

It was good to hear Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa point out in his Independence Day speech on Thursday that the country “cannot be developed with harassment, gross punishments or by the gun.” But the sentence that followed that—“Discipline is...

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Journalists in Sri Lanka face intimidation, censorship

January 29, 2010 1:36 PM ET

New York, January 29, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by reports that journalists in Sri Lanka have been subjected to government intimidation, arrests, censorship, and harassment in the aftermath of this week’s presidential election. ...

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As Sri Lanka election nears, pro-opposition writer vanishes

January 25, 2010 2:04 PM ET

New York, January 25, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by the reported disappearance of Prageeth Eknelygoda, a political reporter for the Sri Lankan news Web site Lanka eNews....

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