Lasantha Wickramatunga: Journalist - Sri Lanka (Integrity Award)

Filed under - Whistleblowing

Received the Award on 29 September 2000

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Lasantha Wickramatunga is the Editor of Sri Lanka's Sunday Leader newspaper, whose publication was banned by the Sri Lankan government after he exposed corruption. Mr. Wickramatunga's life and that of his family have been threatened, including an attack with automatic weapons. He has also been subject to defamation charges by the government for publishing certain articles.

Country / Territory - Sri Lanka   
Region - Asia Pacific   |   Europe and Central Asia   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Whistleblowing   

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