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Lasantha Wickremetunga was killed in January 2009. Many thought his widow, Sonali Samarasinghe Wickrematunge, would take over his paper, The Sunday Leader, but she left the country. Now she’s reemerged with a web publication of her own – Lanka Independent.
It’s pretty good. I’ve been following it through its consultant editor Uvindu Kurukulasuriya and only just realized that Sonali was behind the whole thing. I had a clue when I saw the site’s tagline – Unbowed and Unafraid – the same as The Sunday Leader. Anyways, it’s worth a read. It’s good to see that she’s getting back into Sri Lankan journalism, even from abroad.