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The Letter by Rajeewa Jayaweera

Rajeewa Jayaweera (64) who was found dead today at Independence Square has reportedly written a letter to his brother before his death.

Police says they believe he has committed suicide by shooting himself. The JMO report indicated the immediate cause of death as head injury.

Rajeewa Jayaweera is a former Senior Manager at SriLanka Airlines and a well-known freelance opinion writer attached to the Colombo Telegraph Website, where he has written articles on a wide range of topics including corruption at Sri Lankan Airlines.

He was found dead at Independence Square, this morning around 6.45 am.

The below copy of the letter was earlier published in a website

Colombo Telegraph Editor Uvindu Kurukulasuriya publishing a note about his death said that he read the 3 page suicide note written by Rajeewa Jayaweera.

“He had donated half a million to the Covid19 fund, had deposited 1 million to his servant. He had purchased the fire arm spending Rs 151,500. He says he regret for purchasing it violating the law” Uvindu Kurukulasuriya said

Rajeewa Jayaweera was an active Twitter user and his Twitter account has been disabled now.


  1. Vimuktha Vimuktha June 12, 2020

    Can you pl be respectful towards the deceased and his family and refrain from publishing personal details of this nature. This letter is absolutely personal and should not be uploaded on the web. If you have any decency kindly remove it from your website as a mark of respect for the privacy of a person no more. If it was a member of your family would you dare to publish this letter.

  2. Dasuni Dasuni June 13, 2020

    I don’t understand what sort of a human being one must be to think it would be appropriate to share this with the public. Any person with an ounce of decency would understand how vile it is to publish something so personal. You are not only violating the author’s and his family’s right to privacy, but compounding their pain after something so tragic. The fact that someone would think so lightly of screenshotting and circulating a letter intended only for family amongst complete strangers is abhorrent. If you have any semblance of a moral conscience, take this down.

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