Police said that unidentified gunmen on April 16
shot dead Subash Chandraboas, the Editor of the Tamil monthly
magazine ‘Nilam’ (the Ground).
The 32-year-old Chandraboas, father of an
eight-year-old daughter was shot dead at around 7.30 p.m at his
residence at Thirunavatkulam, Vavuniya.
The victim is a former student of the first
batch of the College of Journalism and had also undergone a
one-month training at the Virakesari newspaper.
He had served the London based magazine ‘Tamil
World’ as a freelance journalist until last month.
Chandraboas owned a printing press in Vavuniya
and had always had a passion for literature, the Free Media
According to the FMM the assassins has spoken
both Tamil and Sinhala. "We are appalled by this killing.
Although the reason for killing him is not clear, the FMM fears
that this could be another attack on journalists and media
personal working in North and East."
FMM urged the government to investigate this
murder and bring the culprits to book.