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Remembering Lasantha

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The 10th anniversary of the assassination of The Sunday Leader Founder Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge was marked with a memorial at his graveside at Borella Kanatte last morning. This year’s memorial featured a tribute by Minal Wickrematunge to other journalists slain in the line of duty, acknowledging that Lasantha’s story wasn’t the only one, while Raisa Wickrematunge read out a message from her father Lal Wickrematunge. Lasantha’s childhood friend Peter D’Almeida, Nikkei Asian Review Asia Regional Correspondent and former Features Editor of The Sunday Leader Marwaan Macan-Markar, Lasantha’s lawyer Athula S. Ranagala and Nepali Publisher, Editor and Writer Kanak Mani Dixit also spoke at the memorial gathering. The names placed on Lasantha’s grave yesterday were: Aiyathurai Nadesan, Dharmeratnam Sivaram, Lanka Jayasundara, Paranirupasingham Devakumar, Anura Priyantha, Indika Pathinivasan, Puniyamoorthy Sathiyamoorthy, Bala Nadarajah Iyer, Isaivizhi Chempiyan, Mylvagnam Nimalarajan, Rashmi Mohamed, Relangi Selvarajah, Subash Chandraboas, T. Tharmalingam, Selvarajah Rajeewarnam, Subramaniyam Sugitharajah, Shona, Suresh Linbiyo

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