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* Popular newspaper editor Lasantha Wickramatunga shot and injured
Thursday, January 8, 2009, 5:54 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 08, Kalubowila: Unidentified gunmen have shot and injured the Chief Editor of a popular weekend newspaper, Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickramatunga a little while ago at the Bakery Junction in Attidiya, a suburb of Sri Lankan capital.

According to the police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara Wickramathunga had been shot on the head while he was driving his vehicle at about 10.30 a.m.

He has been admitted to the Kalubowila Hospital and the Director of the hospital Dr. Anil Jayasinghe confirmed that he is in a life threatening condition.

Police are conducting investigations into the shooting.

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