Missing persons’ family members attempt to wade through deep waters

15 June 2017 10:53 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A group of family members of missing persons including Sandya Eknaligoda, wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, had reportedly attempted to wade towards the deep sea off Trincomalee today in protest to the government’s alleged failure to look into the investigations of the missing persons.

However, the attempt was prevented by the villagers. The group staged a protest outside the Trincomalee Governor’s office by displaying the pictures of the disappeared prior to wading into deep waters.

The protestors strongly demanded the government to expose what had happened to the disappeared and to ban the Prevention of Terrorism Act and release all political prisoners.

The relatives of disappeared from Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Jaffna and Vavuniya participated in the protest.

Prageeth Eknaligoda was a cartoonist, political analyst and a journalist was reported missing on January 24, 2010, just two days before the presidential polls. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 4

  • Ranji Friday, 16 June 2017 10:11 AM

    the show might be staged but think of their plight of losing a family member. what would you do if you lost a family member and you dont know how or why. via DM iOS App

    Appuhaami Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:22 PM

    A great staged show for DOLLARS!!

    Sincere Friday, 16 June 2017 11:03 AM

    Where is the justice promised to them during last Presidential Elections?

    citizen Friday, 16 June 2017 12:11 PM

    appuhami... your a racist.please mind your own business via DM Android App

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