The Sunday Leader

The assassination of the Editor in Chief of the Sunday Leader on 8th January 2009 was a significant blow to independent media in Sri Lanka. More coverage of this outrageous murder here.

Lasantha’s final editorial, published posthumously was moving and powerful. His words and his assassination were a damning indictment of the inability and unwillingness of the incumbents in power to secure media freedom in Sri Lanka and the safety of journalists. 

All the contents of the newspaper online up until 11th January 2009 can be downloaded as a ZIP archive here. The ZIP file is 725Mb

Click on index.htm once uncompressed to access all the content.