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Chandrika Kumaratunga responds to Dayan Jayatilleke’s comment on the murder of Lasantha Wickremetunge

Through a comment emailed to the Groundviews, former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga reacts to the brutal murder of Lasantha Wickremetunge, Editor in Chief of the Sunday Leader a few days ago.

She responds to a comment by Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Dayan Jayatilleka, who noted earlier on Groundviews that “Lasantha had guts, which is more than I can say for the cowardly barbarians who murdered this unarmed man.”

Read her pithy response, published exclusively on Groundviews here.

Read Dayan Jayatilleke’s riposte to Chandrika Kumaratunga’s comment here.  

Please follow the debate as it evolves here.