I had not heard of Lasantha Wickrematunge until today. He’s dead now.
He was a journalist in Sri Lanka, for the The Sunday Leader newspaper. He was clearly not a man afraid to speak his mind, even when doing so led to threats and bullets. What he said is universal – for everywhere there are corrupt political and violent forces, there need to be people like him.
His last filed piece before being gunned down, his self-penned obituarary, appears here. Please take a monent to read it.
(Found on Boing Boing.)