RSF_en News January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News News Receive email alerts to go further News Help by sharing this information Police and some judges deliberately sabotaged and then blocked judicial steps against members of the pro-government EPDP party implicated in the murder in 2000 of Tamil journalist Mayilvaganam Nimalarajan at his home in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka, said Reporters Without BordersThe result has been that six years after the death of the BBC World Service journalist, his killers have still not been tried or punished, said the worldwide press freedom organisation, calling on the government to reopen the investigation into his death.This was the promise made recently by the government spokesman on defence matters, Keheliya Rambukwella, to the international press freedom mission to Sri Lanka, it said.This sixth anniversary of the cowardly murder of the Tamil journalist on 19 October 2000 comes at a particularly challenging time for press freedom in Jaffna. Four media workers, three of them working for the newspaper Uthayan, have been killed since the start of the year in this town which is held by government troops. Members of the EPDP are again suspects in some of these attacks.All the suspects in the Nimalarajan case, members of the EPDP, were released in 2003, by a court in Vavuniya in the north of the country. Moreover the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) never managed to interview one of the suspects, Sebastianpillai Ramesh, better known as “Napoleon”. Police never seriously made use of the physical evidence, including cartridge cases and fingerprints. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific October 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Six years of impunity in murder of BBC journalist July 29, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more
The Bank of Africa Group, Ghana is for the third time sponsoring two Ghanaian athletes to participate in the 6thedition of the Bank of Africa International Marathon which is scheduled to take place in Bamako, Mali on the 2nd of February 2014. The sponsorship worth GHC 20,000.00 covers two male athletes, one coach and a journalist. The entire team leaves Ghana on January 31 and makes a return on February 3. Speaking at the media briefing on Wednesday at the Bank’s headquarters Mr. Festus Kwofie (Financial Manager) said his outfit has always empathize with the people of Mali and will always support this annual event to develope budding marathoners in the country.“So long as we are in this country we will continue to support the sport for Ghana to get the best of sportsmen for future tournaments. As a Bank rooted in Mali we are doing this to boast the people of Mali”, Mr. Festus Kwofie said. “With time we’ll increase our budget for the event and we are very hopeful that the team we are sending will perform this time winning the ultimate”, Festus koufie added.The two athletes, Rajj Alakple and Godwin Adukpo could not hide their joy and promised to reciprocate by bringing home the ultimate to mother Ghana this time, as a sign of appreciation to the Bank of Africa Ghana Group. The men over the age of 18 years will run a distance over 42.125 km equivalent to the annual Milo marathon distance run every annually in Ghana. The participating countries for this year’s event include; Ghana, Mali, Kenya, Senegal, Madagascar, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Ivory Coast.