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Sri Lankan police exhume body of prominent slain editor

Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor as part of an investigation into his murder, widely blamed on the regime of former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse. Lasantha Wickrematunga, a fierce critic of Rajapakse's government, was killed by unidentified gunmen as he drove to work in Colombo seven years ago. The new administration has reopened the investigation into his killing, which sparked an international outcry and shone a spotlight on allegations of deadly violence directed against the media.
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