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Sri Lanka: 'The Sunday Leader' journalist shot at by three people, in ICU

Press Trust of India
Feb 16, 2013 at 10:24am IST

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Colombo: Sri Lankan journalist Faraz Shaukatali has been shot at by unidentified gunmen in the national capital, police said on Saturday. Shaukatali, a columnist in The Sunday Leader newspaper, was fired at by three people at his guest house in the Colombo suburb of Mount Lavinia around midnight, they said.

He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Kalubowila hospital. The motive of the attack is not known.

Shaukatali is a columnist in The Sunday Leader which was in the past known for its anti-government content. Its founder editor Lasantha Wickrematunga was killed in early 2009.

Sri Lanka: Journalist shot at by three people

Shaukatali is a columnist in The Sunday Leader which was in the past known for its anti-government content.

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