Colombo, Media and Communications, Peace and Conflict, Politics and Governance, Post-War A former Editor and senior journalist on the sentencing of J.S. Tissainayagam Groundviews on 09/07/2009 17 comments. Share OnFacebook Share OnTwitter Email ThisArticle Lakshman Gunasekera is a senior journalist in Sri Lanka and former Editor of the Sunday Observer. Asked about his reaction to the sentencing of fellow journalist J.S. Tissainayagam, he had this to say.