Journalist Nimalarajan Mylvaganam has been remembered in the north and the east on his 23rd death anniversary.
Media clubs in Jaffna, Mullaitivu and Batticaloa held memorials for him.
No events were reported from the south, although Nimalarajan reported in Sinhala language for BBC Sinhala Service and Haraya, and for Weerakesara in Tamil.
He was gunned down at his Jaffna home on 19 October 2000.
Accusation over the murder went to EPDP paramilitaries, but a court in Vavuniya released the suspects.
Main among them was Sebastian Pillai Ramesh alias ‘Napoleon’, who was reportedly in hiding in Britain.
At the remembrance event in Mullaitivu, head of the district’s media club Shanmugam Thawaseelan said harassment continues against journalists who speak up for the Tamil people.
More than 40 Tamil journalists have been murdered, but justice has not been done for any of them, he said.