"We join with our Sri Lankan colleagues and the family of Rashmi Mohamed in mourning his death. It is saddening to lose a journalist while they are doing their job, but it is a reminder of the dangers that they face in countries like
Sri Lankawhere violence has become so commonplace," said Bob Dietz, CPJ's Asiaprogram coordinator.
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