Feb 02, 2014 (LBO) – Mel Gunasekera, a senior Sri Lankan financial journalist and founder editor of Lanka Business Online, was found murdered at her house Sunday, police said. Investigators were working with a bloodstained fingerprint and close-circuit-television-footage, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

She was alone in the house, in Battaramulla, while her parents and only brother were away Sunday morning.

Gunasekera, 40 was working as a vice president of Fitch Ratings Lanka, a unit of a US based ratings agency after being in several senior positions in financial reporting.

She was earlier a business correspondent at the French News Agency and was News Editor Business at Sri Lanka’s The Sunday Times newspaper.

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