Wed, 08 Feb 2023 Today's Paper

Video: Prageeth, are you there?

6 June 2013 03:29 pm - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Responding to the statement made by UPFA MP Arundhika Fernando in parliament regarding the whereabouts of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, the Government said it was the duty of the law enforcement authorities to inquire into the statement. The Government would only ‘review’ the progress once a month.

Responding to a barrage of questions from Journalists regarding the statement, Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said he had spoken to Mr. Fernando after his statement in parliament.

“I asked him where he saw him and he said he can’t remember, he said he saw him somewhere in Paris,” the minister said.

When journalists repeatedly pointed out the seriousness of the claim and the nonchalant attitude of the Government, the minister said the MP was under no compulsion to inform the law enforcement authorities regarding the alleged ‘sighting’.

He said the MP could not be questioned as he was protected by parliamentary privilege, but he could on his own volition provide information to the law enforcement authorities.

“Just because he saw him doesn’t mean he needs to inform the Police. He could have kept quiet instead of saying this if he wanted to,” he said and when journalists pointed out that he had a duty to inform the police because of the criminal nature of the case and the rumpus it has created, the minister said, “the law enforcement authorities will do what they have to.”

He said the progress on investigations was reviewed once a month, but when asked as to last month’s progress regarding the case, he said he did not have the files in his possession.(Hafeel Farizs)

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

  Comments - 21

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka
  • AB Friday, 07 June 2013 05:33 AM

    Joke of the day from KR, the MP cannot remember - now we have another Dumnda Slva.

    NEUTRAL MAN Saturday, 08 June 2013 02:11 PM

    IF HE IS STILL ALIVE WE SHOULD GET HIM DOWN AND PUT HIM BEHIND BARS ALONG WITH TRAITOR SUNANDA AS THEM TARNISHED COUNTRY'S REPUTATION

    nirosha Friday, 07 June 2013 09:17 AM

    I think eknanaligoda will come to Sri Lanka soon.then all of can understand the truth

    Sena Friday, 07 June 2013 08:13 AM

    Government politicians are liars without a proof.BORU BORU

    aruna Friday, 07 June 2013 07:50 AM

    Don't worry!!!!! prageeth has gone to marketing for Mr.ranil.s

    Minister Friday, 07 June 2013 06:47 AM

    What a sad situation. Two responsible parliamentarians (simple p) are cracking jokes on the life of a Sri Lankan. For them its just a joke, but for the family of Mr. Eknaligoda, its a battle between life and death. Now we can see the caliber of the so called politicians of our country whom the people have sent to represent them in the Parliament. May God save our country!

    nimali Friday, 07 June 2013 06:42 AM

    yes prageeth you are right till he call you you stay there.but foolish don't come to the public places. peoples know you very well as a cheater for motherland.they will catch one day you.be careful l liar.

    Malin Friday, 07 June 2013 06:45 AM

    I a sure former Ambassador Dayan J should be able to throw some light on this contentious issue.

    Prageeth Eknaligoda Friday, 07 June 2013 05:55 AM

    Mr. Ranil doesn't called me yet ..till he call me i'm stay here. just a second he call i'll come back..

    Regi Friday, 07 June 2013 05:52 AM

    As a responsible person, for that matter a Parliamentarian, should have informed our Embassy personnel or the Government authorities as soon as he sighted him.

    Fonseka Friday, 07 June 2013 05:44 AM

    He went to France.Because he needed to meet his BOY FRIEND !!!!

    sri lankan Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:09 PM

    It is only in sunny Lanka that ministers can get away with stupid statements of this nature. Here a man has gone missing, two children have lost their father and an insensitive moron hiding behind parliamentary immunity makes such a heartless statement. These are the people who get elected.

    Suq Madique Friday, 07 June 2013 05:36 AM

    This Govt has totally lost touch with reality and stumbling around dunk with their own importance. If they had any decency they would have thought of the feelings of Ekneligoda's widow and 2 kids before making such idiotic statements.

    nirosha Friday, 07 June 2013 04:01 AM

    prageeth gone to shopping for get some goods ..he will be back soon..

    LankanFellow Friday, 07 June 2013 03:59 AM

    He would have seen the ghost... c'mon minister tell the truth.

    Ben Hurling Friday, 07 June 2013 12:00 AM

    Sri Lanka is the ultimate Banana Republic. via DM Android App

    hirantha Thursday, 06 June 2013 05:16 PM

    Keep on washig others dirty l. But you looks very dirty. Shameless keheliya.Jayawewa.

    Namal Baby Thursday, 06 June 2013 05:10 PM

    in Paris while touring on public money...??

    truth Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:53 PM

    This Joker is going to have a very hard time, and the big brother must be having a big laugh at the laundry man tooooo

    Francis Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:24 PM

    The biggest shit in the government

    kalu banda Thursday, 06 June 2013 04:23 PM

    This is how precious life in srilanka is. For them it is s joke. Who cares!


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Sending Money,Online Books, Delivery Service, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop Sri Lanka

Jeevan sets a record as Lanka’s youngest-ever Cabinet Minister

Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and Nuwara-Eliya district MP Jeevan Kumaravel T

TNA was Born in 2001 Due to Elections Shock of 2000

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) with 10 seats in Parliament is currently fa

Pain and punishment

Should we spare the rod and spoil the child? Does it really happen? Children

Health System in the emergency room

Sandya Kumari from Kotahena has been experiencing chest pains since 2015 and