Norway condemn assassination of brave man who has paid the ultimate price

(January 11, Oslo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Norway condemns the assassination of Mr. Lasantha Wickramatunga, Chief Editor of Srilankan Sunday Leader, Norway Embassy Press Releases said. Norway strongly condemns the killing of Chief Editor of Srilankan Sunday Leader, Mr. Lasantha Wickramatunga, today. We extend our deep sympathy with Mr. Wickramatunga’s family and friends. Freedom of expression is an essential value in a democracy. Norway is concerned about the many cases of assault, harassment and intimidation of media workers and institutions in Sri Lanka.

We urge the Sri Lankan authorities to protect media freedom in compliance with international law. Furthermore, we call on the authorities to investigate the attack on Mr. Wickramatunga immediately and in accordance with internationally accepted judicial norms and practice Press Releases said.
- Sri Lanka Guardian