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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 731

Government condemns the shooting of Lasantha Wickramatunga

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 08 January, (Asiantribune.com): Cabinet Spokesman Anurapriyadarshana Yapa says the government vehemently condemned shooting incident on Editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickramatunga.

He said the government does not wants to kill or assult the mediamen.

"Its a unacceptable activtiy of someone, he said. Addressing media in this morning he said the President Mahindhha Rajapaksha has ordered to investigate this incident.

According to the government sources the Chief Editor of the 'Sunday Leader', Lasantha Wickramatunga, was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital from the Kalubowila Hospital after being shot by unidentified armed men on a motor bike this morning.

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. Upon noticing this suspicious motor bike, he has phoned several of his associates to tell them about his suspicion, reports say.

- Asian Tribune -

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