Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sri lanka journalist Sunday Leader editor shot dead


Lasantha passed away.
Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickramathunga has died in short while ago.Hospital sources confirmed.

Sunday Leader editor Lasantha shot

Sunday Leader editor Lasantha shot

Chief Editor of the 'Sunday Leader', Lasantha Wickramatunga, admitted to e Kalubowila Hospital after being shot by unidentified armed men on a motor bike this morning (Jan. 08th).Hospital sources say that he is in critical condition.

Mr. Wickramatunga was followed by two assailants on a motor bike while on his way to the 'Sunday Leader' publications in Mt. Lavinia at bakery junctionin Aththidiya area.
Upon noticing this suspicious motor bike, he has phoned several of his associates to tell them about his suspicion, reports say.
Police Media spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara said that the assassination was conducted by two gunmen riding a motorcycle.

Wickramathunga was rushed in to Kalubowila hospital for immediate treatment. A spokesman of Kalubowila hospital said that Wickramathunga had sustained gunshot injuries in his head and his condition was critical.According to reports available at the moment, two armed men had come in two motorcycles, blocked his vehicle and shot him near the ear.