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Sunday Leader Editor Threatened Again

Threatening letters continue to be sent to the Editor of The Sunday Leader following the verdict in the ‘White Flag’ case.
The latest threatening letter was received at the Leader Publications office in Ratmalana. The note was addressed to the Editor-in-Chief Frederica Jansz threatening both her family and herself, in foul language. The note was typed and vowed revenge on both Ms. Jansz and the Rajapaksa family.
This is not the first instance of such a letter being received by the Editor. Last October a threatening note was sent to her residence. On this occasion the note was handwritten using abusive language.
Following that threat, the Paris based Reporters Without Borders had written an open letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa urging him to take whatever measures are necessary to protect her and to ensure that those responsible for the death threats against her are arrested.
The threatening letter Jansz received was prompted by her 2009 interview with Sarath Fonseka, in which Fonseka accused Defence Minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa of ordering soldiers to kill LTTE cadres who wanted to surrender.
“We therefore urge you to give orders for these threats to be properly investigated and to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that they stop. The Sri Lanka authorities should also be ready to provide proper protection to Ms. Jansz or any other journalist if they desire it,” RSF had said.

9 Comments for “Sunday Leader Editor Threatened Again”

  1. We have no trust in the Police. Sadly they are working for the President. In our Banana Republic killing and kidnapping are done on the instuctions of Who – we know that person well.

  2. Ruwan

    Once again another threat but what will be done. Nothing

  3. Ruwan

    Sunday Leader continue to be Unbowed and Unafraid

  4. raj

    Remember Sri Lanka is not a safe place for journalists who dare to crittize the government.

  5. KABAB

    Any update on RSF’s one thousand and one (1001) previous requests related to journalists disappearances, harresments etc.

  6. Shaik Ahamath

    I do not agree with everything Frederica Jansz has said, but I would defend her to the hilt her right to say it. These morons who want to extinguish the people whose views are not the same as theirs should be educated with the flip side of not having a free press – Zimbabwe is such a place and not so long a go, Stalin tried it in the Soviet Union and both failed abysmally with the loss of thousands of innocent lives.

  7. SF thugs threatening free media who calls a spade a spade……….All our leaders are DICTATORS.

  8. When a Government shows no interest in this kind of threatening matters, it simply shows without any doubt that the Government hand is “in” here. When you analyze logically, there is a definite answer. You too can pinpoint Mr. X.

  9. Imran Hussein

    Peoples hatred or anger has shifted from Frederica to presiding judge Deepali.One judge had cleared all charges against the accused. So Fredericas involvement here was not that singnificant anymore.
    One can call it a tamasha – although I am not sure how dangerous it is, or could be an inside work – for divert people mind.

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