lasantha_0108A friend of a friend living in Sri Lanka sent this editorial by a murdered Sri Lankan journalist. He wrote the article titled ‘And then then came for me’ to be published if he was killed, and he was. It is a very powerful and moving article by a brilliant, courageous man. Here is an excerpt of him speaking to the current president.

In the wake of my death I know you will make all the usual sanctimonious noises and call upon the police to hold a swift and thorough inquiry. But like all the inquiries you have ordered in the past, nothing will come of this one, too. For truth be told, we both know who will be behind my death, but dare not call his name. Not just my life, but yours too, depends on it.