A forum titled ‘10 Years After Lasantha: Whither Investigative Journalism in Sri Lanka?’ will be held on 8 January at the Lighthouse Auditorium, No. 24, Horton Place, Colombo 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The speakers will comprise –
The Sunday Morning Editor and former The Sunday Leader Editor Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema,
Sunday Observer Editor and former The Sunday Leader journalist Dharisha Bastians,
AFP Sri Lanka and Maldives Bureau Chief Amal Jayasinghe,
Nikkei Asian Review Regional Correspondent and former The Sunday Leader Features Editor Marwaan Macan-Markar
and Groundviews Editor and former The Sunday Leader journalist Raisa Wickrematunge.
A panel discussion will follow.
Slain in the line of duty, The Sunday Leader Founding Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge was one of Sri Lanka’s leading journalists and his paper led the charge in investigative journalism in the country.
Entrance is free and all are welcome