Sri Lanka

  • Lasantha Wickrematunge Memorial Lecture

    Date: 
    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Location: 
    ENG 103 in the Ryerson Engineering Building, 245 Church Street, Toronto, ON

    CJFE is honoured to support the Lasantha Wickrematunge Memorial Lecture and Fundraising Dinner. Lasantha Wickrematunge was the founder and editor of Sri Lanka's Sunday Leader newspaper. Wickrematunge was extremely vocal in his criticism of government corruption and in his advocacy for inter-ethnic understanding in the tumultuous region. On January 8, 2009, he was gunned down in broad daylight in a Colombo suburb and his murder remains unsolved.

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