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Murdered Tamil journalist remembered despite Sri Lankan police surveillance

Jaffna journalists marked the 16th anniversary of the assassination of Tamil journalist Aiyathurai Nadesan, despite Sri Lankan police surveillance.

Members of Jaffna Press Club laid flowers to honour Mr Nadesan who was murdered in Batticaloa in 2004.  

Sri Lankan police took note of the names of participants, their motorcycle registrations and other details of the event, as a part of ongoing intimidation in the North-East.

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. 



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