Journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge visits the Maharajah Television Station in Sri Lanka in the dawn hours of January 6, 2009 as the station
is attacked in a commando style operation. Two days later on January 8, 2009 Wickrematunge is also killed by assassins on motorcycles who surround his car as he travels to work. Watch Lasantha speak […]
Journalist Sonali Samarasinghe congratulates 2011 UNESCO /Guillermo Cano Prize Press Freedom Laureate Mr Ahmed Zeidabadi from Iran who is currently serving a six year jail term. Samarasinghe’s Editor husband Lasantha Wickrematunge was posthumously presented the Award by UNESCO in May 2009. The video was one of several other congratulatory messages aired at the Press Freedom […]
Murdered with impunity
In “Murdered With Impunity,” Sri Lankan journalist Sonali Samarasinghe describes the unsolved murder of her husband, the editor Lasantha Wickramatunga. Although Wickramatunga was beaten to death on a busy street in broad daylight, the government has failed to apprehend his attackers.
Read our accompanying special report, “Getting Way With Murder” at http://cpj.org.