Maithripala Sirisena, pictured, wins presidential elections in Sri Lanka with promises of greater transparency. As part of his campaign, Sirisena pledges to end the blocking of critical news sites, including exile-run TamilNet
, and to "safeguard the independence of media." Sri Lanka has a repressive press freedom climate and poor record of impunity
when it comes to journalist killings. The cases of Lasantha Wickramatunga
, a journalist killed in 2009, and Prageeth Eknelygoda
, a political cartoonist missing since 2010, remain unsolved.
• CPJ calls on president to keep election pledge