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Assassinated senior journalist remembered in North-East

The assassinated senior Tamil journalist, Aiyathurai Nadesan was remembered this week by journalists and media workers at commemorative events in the North-East.

Mr Nadesan, who worked for over 20 years with Virakesari was shot dead in Batticaloa on May 31, 2004. 

In the months leading up to his killing, Mr Nadesan had been threatened and harassed by military personnel. On June 7, 2001, he was summoned by the army for an inquiry where he was warned to cease reporting on human rights abuses.