6, 2009: The main control room of Colombo's
TV Sirasa is bombed. January 8, 2009: Prominent independent editor Lasantha
Wickramatunga is killed by a hit-squad that attacks his car while it is blocked
in traffic. January 23, 2009: Pro-government editor Upali Tennakoon is attacked
under similar circumstances by a similar hit-squad. He is injured, but
escapes with his life and flees the country.