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Batticaloa Tamil Journalists Association protest for justice

The Batticaloa District Tamil Journalists Association staged a protest on Wednesday demanding justice for the demanded justice for the murder of journalist Ayuthurai Nadesan who was killed in Batticaloa twelve years ago.

Photograph:Tamil Guardian

Journalists and members of local civil society gathered in Kandhi Park to demand the new Sirisena government to reopen the case of Nadesan’s murder.

A petition calling on government authorities to reopen the murder case and investigate other past killings and abductions of Tamil journalists was handed over to the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Batticaloa.

Murdered Tamil journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan remembered in Batticaloa (30 May 2016)

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