The Kilinochchi Media Forum paid tribute to 26-year-old Tamil journalist Pragas Gnanapragasam who died earlier this week after contracting Covid-19.
Pragas, a native of Kodikamam, was an independent journalist writing for magazines and newspapers in the North-East.
Pragas’s death happened one day after he publicly tweeted about contracting the Covid-19.
Earlier, Pragas had raised concerns about the Sri Lankan government’s negligence in providing vaccines to muscular dystrophy patients like him.
“Covid-19 safety for us?:- Patients with Muscular Dystrophy are usually alive a short-life. They struggle to survive for that lifetime. The Pandemic of Covid-19 has become another enemy of these patients,” Pragas tweeted it on June 6th.