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16 July 2013 11:25 am - 43     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UPFA MP Arundika Fernando giving evidence at the Homagama Magistrate’s Court in the case of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda said today JVP MP Sunil Handunetti had told him that Ekneligoda was alive and living in Belgium.

He named Mr. Handunetti after the lawyer Upul Kumarapperuma who led evidence asked Mr. Fernando to name the opposition parliamentarian whom he claimed in a newspaper had informed him that Eknaligoda was alive.

“Since it’s in court I will name him. He is Sunil Handunetti,” he said.

Fernando also said his statement in parliament regarding the existence of missing journalist Ekanligoda was made on the trust he had placed on the word of Manjula Wediwardane.

Mr. Fernando told court that he had never seen Prageeth Eknaligoda and it was Wediwardane who had, in fact, recognised him.  He further said Wediwardane told him that the man who had entered the house t in France at that time was Prageeth Ekneligoda.   The next hearing was postponed to August 21. (LS)

  Comments - 43

  • Ratavasiya Tuesday, 16 July 2013 03:12 PM

    Sunil Handunneththi is a respected and responsible MP, not like you. You will drowned in the mud more by dagging his name.

    chandi malli Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:29 PM

    Another idiot trying to mislead the public..god bless our public..

    Lanka Shantha Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:38 PM

    Any how he became popular through all media at no cost.

    unchikun Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:42 PM

    This is how logical and intelligent people think.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:54 PM

    Why wasn't this info revealed earlier.....why not check that? Also wasn't he supposed to be living in France?

    Bay Beddah Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:58 PM

    How low can you get and become....and these are the fellows who are our MP and represent us in the so called parliament..A disgrace.

    Bay Beddah Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:01 PM

    Hi Unchikun..Good point..But the individuals need to have the brains to think or they prefer not to, and live a life of deceit and lies.

    Perumal Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:16 PM

    Monawada Me Katha?

    Mason Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:18 PM

    The politicians have become so cheap and unreliable. They cannot be trusted because they are unworthy. If Handunetti had told him that Prageeth Eknaligoda is living in Belgium, why did he say that he met him in France.

    Harry Potter Tuesday, 16 July 2013 02:49 PM

    Next he will say that Edward Snowden met him in Hong Kong and told that Ekneliyagoda had spoken to him.

    sanaboy Tuesday, 16 July 2013 03:10 PM

    Mu nam niyama harakek

    Sampath KC Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:23 PM

    Some time ago in CBK time there was a lady named R Hathurusinghe claimed to be mentally ill, gave evidence in courts dragging all around in the park !!Same like this..Can't the heads of media who enjoys breakfast with HE question this direct ?What a shame ???

    Kumara Tuesday, 16 July 2013 03:19 PM

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread!

    Saman Tuesday, 16 July 2013 03:58 PM

    now saying another one saw Ekneliyagoda... what a joke....

    Porky Pig Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:00 PM

    This is the result of what happens when you tell one lie and then need to tell hundreds to cover it up and then finally you get caught.

    Dammika Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:13 PM

    This guy must be sent to ANGODA

    kudda Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:20 PM

    Lankawe Prabhakaran la kee denek innawada.. aiyo....

    old citizen Tuesday, 16 July 2013 04:49 PM

    No head ,no tail confusing

    kane Tuesday, 16 July 2013 05:51 PM

    Dirty politicians.

    Ryan Wednesday, 17 July 2013 05:52 AM

    Eknaligoda should be punished for his crimes against the country.

    nillu Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:41 AM

    its not only him, all are the same, and we voted them right? I mean whever the citzen of sri Lanka. so we have to deal with it now, we Sri Lankan are always happy with crap and lies, never learn a lesson never get things right its in our genes

    Gamini Thursday, 18 July 2013 02:00 AM

    Yes of course, but there is a way.

    Cobra Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:11 PM

    The other day I saw with my own eyes Prabhakaran in Pettah!!!

    Aruna Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:35 AM

    Wish m also a minister

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:39 AM

    How flixible are their tongues.

    Noel Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:36 AM

    Oh citizens of Sri Lanka! And you voted this man into Parlament to represent you...

    Renu Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:40 AM

    your exhibiting the thesame ways as your father who was also known to make up stories like this in parliament and on platforms

    Sue Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:43 AM

    Using Parliament privileges to make false statements?

    Namal Perera Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:44 AM

    Please do not take these Jokers serious, they are always day dreaming and even by mistake talk the truth. These dreams are usually to divert the attention of all when ever the Jokers are facing serious problems in the Country. The Jokers take a turn to make them look like idiots just to please the Master for their own survival. God save former democratic Sri Lanka.

    zavahir Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:49 AM

    Cheap politicians.

    zavahir Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:53 AM

    Who fault, all voters fault.

    Ratavasiya Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:03 PM

    Low level politics

    sri lankan Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:02 PM

    And he will get re elected with a even higher margin. This is the very sad state of this country's voters. The value of a vote has been brought down to a packet of buriyani and a bottle of coke.

    Renu Tuesday, 16 July 2013 11:38 AM

    It is very apparent that you have no gery matter in your head, but just go on hearsay, Your so called buddy has spoken the truth and made you a fool your in anycase

    Dhanush Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:12 PM

    boru karaya

    Cobra Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:19 PM

    I forgot to say 'believe it or not'!!!

    Reader Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:30 PM

    This guy must have caught the sleep walking from collegues.

    Fairose Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:32 PM

    Manjula Wediwardane refuted his claim at sirasa tv live programme. How could he mislead the court with the same argument.

    unchikun Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:35 PM

    If one says a crow is white, do you believe it and tell everyone the crow is white. No, you need to first investigate.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Tuesday, 16 July 2013 12:58 PM

    How much you know as to who tells the truth? Arundika as well as a lot of other Wediwardene's pals know the truth.

    Kondebadpuchina Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:03 PM

    what a sin to Arundika his defence is worst defence ever heard. Who his lawyer is? One must wonder about absurd defences like this.

    Bandara Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:13 PM

    Don't worry. Now we have Lord Buddha's and King Dutugemunu's Blood line in our Parliament.

    Game Kolla Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:24 PM

    Earlier there was a man who said he knew where the Eknaligoda was...but later in court he said Only god this is another episode of same drama...

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