Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bring Lasantha's killers to book - JHU

(LD)The JHU has strongly denounced the shooting incident that targeted 'The Sunday Leader' editor Lasantha Wickrematunga.

In a statement, its secretary Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera describes the fatal attack as a barbaric and inhuman act.

The government-affiliate JHU also said it was grieved to hear about the death of Mr. Wickrematunga, who was shot by two gunmen in a motorcycle at Attidiya in Dehiwela around 10.30 this morning (Jan. 08th).

The statement says that although the party had disagreed with the journalism by the late 'The Sunday Leader' editor, it recognized his right to express his views, adding that non-democratic countering of dissenting views should not be tolerated. Full Text