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Sri Lanka's Media Caught in LTTE Crossfire

Sri Lanka’s Tamil media is being swept into violent battles between the two factions of the Tamil Tiger guerrillas, with the killing of a veteran journalist this week sending shockwaves among the beleaguered community. Journalist Aiyathurai Nadesen of the Tamil daily “Virakesari” was gunned down on May 31 in the Eastern district of Batticaloa, allegedly by rebels loyal to renegade leader Karuna of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The March split in the once regimented LTTE has rekindled memories of the harassment journalists faced during the height of the two-decades old insurgency waged by the Tamil Tigers. The rift seems to have ended the relative calm witnessed following the February 2002 ceasefire signed between the LTTE and the government. Full Story

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