Journalist Mel Gunasekera murdered

2014-02-02 05:46:41

Mel GunasekeraThe Assistant Vice President at Fitch Ratings Lanka and senior business Journalist Mel Gunasekera had been found murdered at her house in Battaramulla this morning, Police said

Police said that Ms. Gunasekara was found dead with injuries caused by a sharp weapon.

Initial investigations revealed that she was alone at home and that her brother and mother had gone to the Church this morning.

They had found her when they returned.

One time business journalist at The Sunday Times, she had worked for L'Agence France-Presse (AFP) as business reporter.

She was the Assistant Vice President at the time of the unfortunate incident.

Police said that a special police team inquiring into the incident.

  Comments - 41

  • ANTON Sunday, 2 February 2014 05:51


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    K.Wanasinghe Sunday, 2 February 2014 07:23

    What is the motive? Political?

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    Loku Rajaps Sunday, 2 February 2014 11:01

    May be political..Most likely..If so, there will be a presidential enquiry..The rest is history!!

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    Suq Madique Sunday, 2 February 2014 15:32

    Another vibrant and promising life lost. While her family and friends weep for Mel, I weep for Sri Lanka. Who's next?

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    Eagle Eyes Sunday, 2 February 2014 06:17

    Rest In Peace, good friend, great journalist and lovely human being. You will be missed. Our lives poorer in your absence. I will cherish the memories of our friendship.

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    sg Sunday, 2 February 2014 06:23

    Strengthening Geneva threat

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    OMG Sunday, 2 February 2014 06:25

    This is not going to do look good in Geneva.

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    John Sunday, 2 February 2014 07:38

    To hell with Geneva........ its not good for us living here?!

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    an s !!!kith udugama Sunday, 2 February 2014 10:48

    Police are busy arresting sex workers and raiding so called brothels after all there is more fun for the cops !!!

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    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 2 February 2014 11:28

    You are correct Sir. Foolish Govt. is going to face a disaster in March and the entire rotten family will go behind bars and before that pulled along with the soil, this is the history.

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    christine elizabeth Sunday, 2 February 2014 06:33

    if men shed my blood,the Lord will save my soul.praise the Lord!

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    Clive Sunday, 2 February 2014 11:52

    cut the religious crap,this is not the time to preach

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    Lawyass Sunday, 2 February 2014 15:27

    Parents were praying in the Church, But so called Great Lord could not save this poor soul

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    Prince Charles Monday, 3 February 2014 03:33

    Lawyess, she's at peace with the great Lord. In a place much better than this so called Miracle of Asia.

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    manpei Monday, 3 February 2014 23:17

    They might have all suffered the same fate if they were not in church perhaps.

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    anurag Sunday, 2 February 2014 07:08

    ohh no, unable to tolerate this any more. very sad for the media and her family.. Rip

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    sarankan Sunday, 2 February 2014 07:29

    somebody having talent to kill / fight with Journalist / innocents .....

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    anurag Sunday, 2 February 2014 07:57

    never ends..

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    sg Sunday, 2 February 2014 08:16

    We will never change.

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    citizen Sunday, 2 February 2014 08:32

    Must be the LTTE! Rata perata

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    krish Sunday, 2 February 2014 11:27

    Keep blaming LTTE for every crime in this country! All the thugs, rapist & murderers will be happy to read your comment.

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    Rahman Sunday, 2 February 2014 15:31

    Then why is your government boasting that LTTE has been eliminated?

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    Andrew Pitugala Sunday, 2 February 2014 10:54


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    Sim Sunday, 2 February 2014 11:41

    Which is Sharp? Pen or Knife

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    Dilshan Fernando Sunday, 2 February 2014 12:10

    Media can't express their thoughts freely rather than doing everything that the govt says. She must have been writing on the bad deeds of the govt, which should be welcomed. There is no future in SL. Very sad for her family. RIP!

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    rangans Sunday, 2 February 2014 12:14

    Never heard about this journalist. Before pointing finger at others let police do its job.Many a time all the predictions were wrong and a few murders in Jaffna too revealed that most of them happened due to personnel vendetta but Tamil Tiger sympathisers pointed finger at Army.Just because it is very easy.What a bunch of ignorant idiots we have.

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    Nihal Sunday, 2 February 2014 14:45

    you are correct Mr. Rangans. Lasantha was "killed" by a three wheel driver. even after five years could not prosicuted him and draging the case. you can't blame the police or the Gvt isn't it?. This journalist might be murdered herself

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    Firoze Monday, 3 February 2014 12:18

    This journalist might be murdered herself???? Do you mean she took her own life. There are less painful ways of ending one's life. Idiotic

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    Kamal-USA Sunday, 2 February 2014 12:55

    This is the clear work of the opposition with the help from international diaspora to discredit the patriotic govt.

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    Cobra Sunday, 2 February 2014 13:09

    Somehow, somewhere she hurt a monster at the top who doesn't simply stop at rebuking!!!

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    Be Fair Sunday, 2 February 2014 13:40

    shocking, an act of revenge I reckon.

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    Mason Sunday, 2 February 2014 14:50

    How many more journalists and those clamouring for Human Rights in this country have to sacrifice their lives before this episode of dark days becomes a past in the country.
    The politicians of the regime are happy in these killings and we have to see that this comes to an end.

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    investigator Sunday, 2 February 2014 14:53

    recently big boss gave to mervin rp 300 million and mervin said he can do anything and has no limits,anywhere in sri lanka.

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    Grace Sunday, 2 February 2014 15:25

    Foreign conspiracy to add fuel to burning fire?

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    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 2 February 2014 18:04

    Now this is what will happen.
    1) Presidential commission will appoint
    2) President will go to the funeral house to share the sorrow.
    3) All expenses will be borne by the government.
    4) People will not remember journalist called Ms.Mel Gunasekera.

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    Jacoobie Monday, 3 February 2014 03:04


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    KING Monday, 3 February 2014 10:58

    u r right my child, but still i will be the king!!

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    T Wickramaratna Monday, 3 February 2014 01:55

    Pen was mightier than the knife.But the present regime has reversed it.

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    BUSHEL Monday, 3 February 2014 02:30

    At once people point finger...But we never know..
    She hold position at Fitch. An agency whose verdicts on Ratings and comments about financial institutes cannot be influenced.. who knows anything related to her reports?

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