Protest meeting today to mark Lasantha’s assassination

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 00:49 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A protest meeting will be held to mark the third death anniversary of the senior journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge on Wednesday, 11 January from 4p.m. at J.R Jayewardene Centre, Colombo 7.

The meeting is being organised by the Platform for Freedom, a coalition of civil society organisations and public spirited citizens.

Lasantha Wickrem-atunge was assassinated on 8 January, 2009 at a High Security Zone in  Colombo. Even after three years, the perpetrators of this heinous crime have not been brought to justice.

The meeting will be addressed by the Leader of the Opposition Ranil Wickramasinghe, Mano Ganesan (Civil Monitoring Commission), Dr. Nimalka Fernando (Women’s Political Academy), Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu (Centre for Policy Alternatives), J.C Weliamuna (Lawyers for Democracy), Sudarshana Gunawardana (Rights Now), Britto Fernando (Families of the Disappeared), K.W Janaranjana (Ravaya Newspaper), Chandragptha Thenuwara (Citizen’s Rights), Sunil Jayasekera (Free Media Movement) and Herman Kumara (Land Forum).

Platform for Freedom is a coalition of Civil Society Organisations in Sri Lanka established in January 2009 to campaign for Right to Live and Freedom of Expression with the participation of trade unions, media organisations and political parties.