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And Then They Came for Me: The Lasantha Wickrematunge Story

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A few weeks before his assassination, Editor of Sri Lanka's The Sunday Leader newspaper Lasantha Wickrematunge penned a chillingly prophetic editorial predicting, "When finally I am killed, it will be the government that kills me." Published three days after his assassination, the editorial titled 'And Then They Came For Me, ' said, "I hope my assassination will be seen ...more
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Published May 21st 2013 by Authorhouse
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Raisa
This is a hard book to review impartially, mostly because it's focused on family.

'And Then They Came For Me' is the story of my uncle- a mischievous boy who grew up to become an award-winning investigative journalist, raising the hackles of more than a few in the seats of power while refusing to bow to external pressures.

Lasantha was shot dead in broad daylight on January 8, 2009. This is the part that most people know- and this new biography fills in the gaps, going all the way back to his ch
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Charith
Nov 01, 2013 Charith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of Sri Lankan's and admirer's of Lasantha Wickrematunge were hoping for a biography on him and this book lived up to those expectations.
It gave great insight into some aspects of his private life that would surprise the public.
In Sri Lanka Lasantha Wickrematunge is a household name that was a courageous freedom fighter that fought corrupted government after government all on his own.
Even if people love or hate him this book shows that behind that powerful man there was humorous, funny and
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Manju
Nov 17, 2013 Manju rated it it was amazing
This book on Lasantha Wickrematunge, one of Sri Lanka's most respected and honorable names was touching and so beautifully written.His courage and character was rare and Lasantha is one of those few people who can go to his grave knowing he died trying.
His existence and life on this earth was to better his country and fight for the voiceless.Lasantha belonged to Sri Lanka and was taken from us in a time when he was needed the most.
His loss is one that Sri lanka can never ever replace.
Lasantha wa
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Nilu
Jan 08, 2015 Nilu rated it really liked it
Part Biography,part political history of Sri Lanka and part assasination documentary, about this slain Journalist who wielded his pen and proved that it's mightier than any sword.
Kudos to Raine Wickrematunge for writing bravely and in a restrained manner, of a person closest to her heart.

Many prominent people have been named, and it's my belief that this is not available for sale in Sri Lanka.

Recommend to all who has some background knowledge about Lasantha , and who will be dumbfounded by some
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Udaya
May 21, 2014 Udaya rated it it was amazing
I was so happy that a biography on Lasantha was out
as a proud Sri lankan I am so happy that such a renowned and prestigious man came from our nation.
We have had some fine men represent our country like Lalith Athulathmudali and G.l Peiris but Lasantha Wickrematunge is a name that has gone to all corners of the world and will be respected in all generations to come
May he attain Nibbana for his sacrifice
Ravindu Perera
Dec 07, 2013 Ravindu Perera rated it really liked it
I have memories of the early 90s and 2000s of getting ready to do my O-Levels and seeing
Lasantha Wickrematunge every morning on television as I prepared to go to school.
My family and I have had different views on him.
While my father,sisters and I continue to believe he was a great hero of our time and were lucky to have had him my mother and her family always
said he was Ranil Wickremasingha's sidekick and that he was the UNP media man
but nevertheless we can all agree his great bravery was admir
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Wimal Kumar
Dec 05, 2013 Wimal Kumar rated it it was amazing
I finished reading And then they came for me this week which my son bought me and it was a very interesting and good read.
There were many history facts on the Wickrematunge family and the Sunday Leader.
Sri Lankan's would really enjoy the book because it gives the readers a look into what happened in Lasantha W's private life and who he was as a person and not just the very public man that we see.
We always tend to look at politicians and public figures and see them for only their work but this bo
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