The stain of Black January | Daily FT

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Thirteen long years ago, Lasantha Wickrematunge – Editor of The Sunday Leader – was brutally murdered in Colombo. Each January, as former colleagues and family commemorate the anniversary of his death, his killing continues to be a symbol of impunity and the systemic failure of the Sri Lankan State to find and prosecute his killers and hold to account those who seek to silence the free press through violence and bloodshed. While Lasantha Wickrematunge’s brutal murder remains an emblematic case of violence against the country’s independent press, each year, press freedom activists in Sri Lanka …

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