Sampath Lakmal de Silva

Sampath Lakmal De Silva

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Sampath Lakmal de Silva was a Sri Lankan Freelance press and Television journalist specialising in Defence articles and wrote for various publications including Irudina, Lakbima, Sathdina and TNL and he also worked for various Television channels earlier he was the defence correspondent for Isathdina Weekly .He was found shot dead on July 2, 2006 in Dehiwela in Colombo.

Background

Sampath Lakmal de Silva was supposed to have possessed sensitive information regarding Defence personal and there had been threats to him in the past.He was a well known and reliable informant on defence matters.There are reports he was a double agent for both the Sri Lankan Intelligence and the LTTE but there is no clear evidence on this.

Incident

Sampath Lakmal de Silva received phones and went to meet Defence personal whom he knew very well and his mother Rupa de Silva overhead him greeting the person at the other end as Kumar Sir and it was later revealed he had meet one Lieutenant Kumara.Later his body was found in Dehiwela.

Reaction

The International Federation of Journalists condemned the murder. Warren added

Government Investigation

Sri Lankan defence personal were questioned.

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