Journalists in Jaffna marked the 12 year anniversary of the assassination of journalist Ayuthurai Nadesan who was killed in Batticaloa in 2004.
Members of the Jaffna Press Club laid flowers before a memorial statue for murdered journalists in honour of their murdered colleague.
Mr Nadesan, commonly known as ‘Nellai Nadesan,’ was shot dead by a paramilitary group when he was on his way to his office in 2004. As a profile journalist and a columnist, he worked for local Tamil dailies and international news agencies.
The event in Jaffna took place alongside a memorial event in the Batticaloa and a protest, demanding the Sri Lankan government reopen the case and find those responsible for the killing.
See our earlier posts:
Batticaloa Tamil Journalists Association protest for justice (01 Jun 2016)
Murdered Tamil journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan remembered in Batticaloa (30 May 2016)