Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah

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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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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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Selvarajah Rajeewarnam

April 29, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Rajeewarnam, a reporter for the Tamil-language daily Uthayan, was aboard a bicycle on assignment in Jaffna when he was shot by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen about 600 feet (180 meters) from a military checkpoint, according to Uthayan staffers. Rajeewarnam, a...

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Sri Lanka: Veteran Tamil journalist feared abducted

August 29, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 29, 2006—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned by reports that veteran Sri Lankan journalist Nadarajah Guruparan is missing and feared abducted in Colombo today. The Free Media Movement, a local press group, reported that Guruparan,...

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Sri Lanka: Tamil newspaper editor killed in Jaffna

August 21, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 21, 2006—A Tamil newspaper editor and former member of parliament was killed outside his home on the besieged Jaffna Peninsula late Sunday, international and local media reported. Sinnathamby Sivamaharajah, managing director of the Tamil-language Namathu Eelanadu newspaper...

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