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Sri Lankan Court Allows Exhumation of Slain Editor's Remains

A Sri Lankan court has given permission to police to exhume the remains of a newspaper editor killed seven years ago for a fresh investigation. Lasantha Wickrematunge, editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper, was killed while driving to work in January 2009. He was an investigative journalist who wrote about government corruption and a sharp critic of the then government's conduct of a civil war with the ethnic Tamil rebels. In a pre-written editorial published posthumously,...

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