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Photo Credit: -Photo courtesy Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation

PREMAKEERTHI  DE ALWIS

News Organization: RUPAVAHINI TELEVISION

Died: 1989

Location: SRI LANKA

An anchorman for state-run television, six gunmen dragged him out of his house in Homagama on July 31 and shot him. The killers are believed associated with Janata Vimukti Peramuna, a militant Sinhalese organization. He was one of three journalists for state-run TV believed killed by the same people.