Selvarajah Rajeewarnam

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Sri Lanka

February 5, 2008 10:29 AM ET

SRI LANKA In May, senior journalist Iqbal Athas wrote to CPJ warning that press freedom conditions had deteriorated under President Mahinda Rajapaksa. By September, Athas, a well-known defense correspondent for The Sunday Times of Sri Lanka and a 1994 CPJ...

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Tamil-language daily threatened

January 6, 2008 12:00 PM ET

JANUARY 6, 2008 Posted January 14, 2008 Uthayan, Tamil-language daily THREATENED According to a letter to CPJ from Uthayan’s Managing Director E. Saravanapavan, the paper’s news desk received an anonymous phone call around 10:45 a.m. in which the caller told...

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Amid civil strife, another Tamil journalist killed in Sri Lanka

April 30, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 30, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the slaying on Sunday of Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, a reporter for the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, and calls on the government to investigate and quickly bring his assailants to justice. Rajeewarnam was...

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