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Sandya Eknaligoda blames MR regime

10 August 2015 10:50 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda's wife Sandya today requested the Army to handover any army officers connected to the disappearance of her husband to the CID.

She told a news conference that she had received information regarding an army officer connected to her husband’s disappearance imprisoned in a camp at either Girithale, Minneriya or Batticaloa.

“The Rajapaksa regime is connected to the disappearance of my husband. We fear that he may have been bumped off and we would not be able to listen to his story. Therefore I request the Army Commander to hand over any officer connected to my husband’s disappearance to the CID for further investigations,” she said.

Ms. Ekneligoda said even though an investigation had begun under the Maithripala-Ranil government, the CID had not submitted its report Prageeth’s disappearance.

“I request the President to direct the CID to do a thorough investigation the incident into the disappearance of my husband. The Rajapaksa government did nothing about investigating my husband’s disappearance when they were in power. Now they are talking nonsense saying if the UPFA wins the election, it will investigate the disappearance,” she said.

Two military intelligence officers were arrested in connection Pragneeth Ekneligoda's disappearance last week and The CID is expected to question two army officers in the North Central Province based on the information given by the two suspects.

The veteran journalist went missing on January 24, 2010 in what was believed to have been another of those abductions which were rampant at the time.(Darshana Sanjeewa)


  Comments - 10

  • Amila Monday, 10 August 2015 04:23 PM

    Where is that 4 weni thattuwa (4th floor)?

    Amila Monday, 10 August 2015 04:25 PM

    Up coming election is an election that we never had.

    Hisman Monday, 10 August 2015 04:26 PM

    Last moment attempt to get some ballots filled for them!

    Amila Monday, 10 August 2015 04:27 PM

    Everything went missing when MR in power.

    Sudath Monday, 10 August 2015 04:27 PM

    good timing for a press conference. UNP is using every weapon in the armory

    sumanadasa Monday, 10 August 2015 04:56 PM

    Freedom of press is the freedom of expression. When this is no longer there that is the foundation of the dictatorship. Silence the journalist who hellbent to see the truth and expose the injustice, then the freedom of all of us gone without any hope of recovery.

    Esala Monday, 10 August 2015 08:32 PM

    Keep in mind Freedom of press means not to support divide mother land. No one can blame, sure result not so good.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:57 AM

    Old King will reap the harvest with curses.

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 11 August 2015 10:37 AM

    If he would not have contested he would have been safe.

    banda Tuesday, 11 August 2015 01:19 PM

    what has this got to do with dividing the mother land

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