Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Candlelight Vigil in memoriam of Lasantha Wickrematunge

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal"” -From a headstone in Ireland

One year on: Candle light vigil was held to remember Late Lasantha Wickrematunge. His first death anniversary was observed with flowers, lights and prayers. Journalists, Academics and Human Rights Activists gathered on January 8th 2010 at the Alexandra Place Roundabout to light a candle and remember the Former Editor of the Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge.
He was brutally killed in broad daylight while driving to his office on January 8th 2009.

Portrait of Lasantha Wickrematunge at the venue of the vigil

Flame is protected carefully by palms

Office traffic passed by Alexandra Place

We too love our country;Light a lamp for Democracy

Arthur Wamanan and Dilrukshi Handunetti are seen paying tribute their late Editor

People gathered to pay tribute

He is remembered with lights

"Life is Eternal" felt many

Colleagues remembered him with tears

Candles are placed on the pavement of Alexandra Place in front of Lasantha Wickrematunge's portrait

Sunset in Alexandra Place


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