Voice of Tigers
November 27, 2007, in Kilinochchi, Sri LankaAnnouncer Isaivizhi Chempiyan and technicians Suresh Linbiyo and T. Tharmalingam were killed in a Sri Lankan Air Force air strike. Fighter jets dropped a dozen bombs on the station shortly before Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was due to broadcast a statement. At least five other people were killed in the strike against the LTTE-run station, according to local media reports.
Job: Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered: War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials
- Attacks on the Press 2007: Sri Lanka, February 5, 2008