Saturday, January 10, 2009

In Sri Lanka, began mass protests after the assassination of a journalist.

The assassination of a well-known in Sri Lanka, chief editor of opposition newspaper The Sunday Leader triggered massive protests in the capital city of Colombo, reported Reuters.
Lasanta Vikramatunga (Lasantha Wickramatunga) was killed on Thursday, 8 January. When he drove to work, his car arrived the rider, who broke the window and shot the editor several times. He later died in hospital.
Since then, members of parliament opposition United National Party began to shout slogans of protest and hang posters, and thus the Legislature was forced to stop prematurely.
Subsequently, hundreds of people, among them - members of the press and politicians, blocked traffic in the center of Colombo. They shouted the slogan "Stop attacks on journalists."
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse (Mahinda Rajapaksa) has ordered to investigate the assassination of opposition. In his televised, he said that Vikramatungu killed in order to harm the image of the country.

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