Lasantha remembered

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A colleague of Lasantha Wickrematunge, former Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Leader newspaper, lights a candle in front of Wickrematunge’s grave during the third anniversary of his death in Colombo on 8 January.

Wickrematunge was shot by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles as he drove to the Leader newspaper’s office in a suburb of Colombo in 2009, according to the police. He was a prominent Sri Lankan journalist known for his critical reporting on the government, according to local media. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte