US Condemns Attacks on Media in Sri Lanka

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Policemen investigate site of shooting of newspaper editor Lasantha Wickramatunga in suburbs of Colombo, 08 Jan 2009 The U.S. State Department has condemned the murder of a Sri Lankan newspaper editor critical of the Colombo government, as well as a separate attack earlier this week on a private broadcasting network. Spokesman Robert Wood called the killing of the “Sunday Leader” newspaper editor, Lasantha Wickramatunga, and the attack on a TV station “deplorable acts,” aimed at silencing independent voices in Sri Lanka.

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