Mass protest at funeral of slain Sri Lanka editor

[ Reuters ]

Thousands marched in the funeral procession of a slain Sri Lankan newspaper editor in the capital Colombo on Monday, demanding the government punish those responsible to ensure media freedom and democracy. A packed crowd gathered at the entrance of Sri Lanka’s main cemetery in one of the largest protests in recent memory, blocking roads and vowing to fight until democracy was restored. Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickramatunga was gunned down in traffic on Thursday morning and died in hospital soon afterwards. The government promised a thorough investigation.

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