D. B. S. Jeyaraj
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|Born||David Buell Jeyaraj
May 21, 1954
|Ethnicity||Sri Lankan Tamil|
Jeyaraj is an ethnic Tamil Christian, a native of Uddupiddy, Nothern province Sri Lanka. He began his career as a cub-reporter of Virakesari Tamil weekly. Subsequently, he contributed news reports and commentaries to the Colombo-based English dailies. Later, Jeyaraj became a reporter of Chennai-based Hindu publications - The Hindu, and Frontline magazine. He also has published in the Sunday Leader, The Nation, The Bottom Line and The Daily Mirror.
Career in journalism
Jeyaraj's journalism is critical of both sides in the Sri Lanka civil war; the government and the LTTE. For this, he has been the target of death threats and beatings from hard-core LTTE supporters.