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Death in Sri Lanka, and the man who wrote his own obituary

By anonymous  

 

The motorbikes weaved in and out of the traffic to surround the dark blue sedan making its fitful way through Colombo’s rush-hour traffic. One rider drew up alongside the right-hand side of the sedan, reached across and smashed the car’s window with the butt of his revolver, He then fired two rapid shots into the head and body of Lasantha Wickrematunge—who would die within hours at one of Colombo’s clean, well-equipped hospitals.

Summary executions, assassinations and torture are an increasing part of daily life…

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