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10 June 2013 10:59 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s wife Sandhya today urged MP Arundhika Fernando to come forward and debate her to validate the recent statements made by him and said that his entire statement was false and was intended to mislead the public

Earlier Fernandi said that Mr. Eknaligoda was in hiding in France and that she communicated with him regularly.

“If Arundhika Fernando met him as he says he did, he should have immediately informed the Sri Lankan embassy in France at the time and brought him home. He could have done it easily. As a parliamentarian he has the power to do that but he had not,” she said.

Mrs. Eknaligoda said that when she heard the statement made by Mr. Fernando in parliament last week, she had contacted Mr. Fernando’s mobile phone to verify the information but that his phone was continuously switched off and that she could not reach him.

She said she had got in touch with the French Embassy which had also confirmed that Mr. Eknaligoda was not in France.

She also stated that journalist Manjula Wediwardena who Mr. Fernando alleged had introduced Mr. Eknaligoda to him in France had contacted Mrs. Eknaligoda immediately after the statement was made and informed her that it was not true and that he did not have any information about him.

Mrs. Eknaligoda said that she believed the statement made by Mr. Fernando was meant to ease the controversy surrounding her husband’s disappearance before the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which is expected to take place in Sri Lanka this November.
(Olindhi Jayasundera)

Video by Pradeep Dilrukshana

  Comments - 12

  • zara Monday, 10 June 2013 12:00 AM

    "boys ara boys. sandhya will learn good lesson from me" via DM Android App

    kalpa Tuesday, 11 June 2013 05:59 AM

    give the challenge to the mr.Ranil.he knows where prageeth is....

    Critic Roshan Monday, 10 June 2013 11:14 AM

    Good challenge! will the parliamentarian resign if he looses the debate?

    weir Monday, 10 June 2013 11:23 AM


    Mokka Rala Monday, 10 June 2013 11:24 AM

    So how and from where do these MPs and ministers have the courage to spin such yarns and lies..Guess if the Boss/es do so and don't correct them, these rascals also do so , so that they can curry favour with these unscrupulous Bosses.

    renu Monday, 10 June 2013 11:29 AM

    UNHCR & CHOGAM should take this matter up seriously, This playing with Human Life and bringing agony for the Kith & Kin of the journalist, who disappeared in 2010. This loud mouth MP must be held responsible for his utterences

    Mutu Tuesday, 11 June 2013 01:56 AM

    Great lady. That fellow will never come for a debate.

    Jay Monday, 10 June 2013 02:32 PM

    Who is telling the truth?

    Ling Monday, 10 June 2013 11:44 AM

    MR only give chances to those who can bow low

    Chandana Monday, 10 June 2013 12:06 PM

    Once now CJ said in public he knows Prageeth living and confessed in court that god only knows, and now Arundika, comming up with such a fabricated.
    What does these people trying to do here mislead the mass????
    These guys knows well the fate of the missing journalist from 2010, and the truth is yet to come.

    limatc Monday, 10 June 2013 12:29 PM

    this guy MP wanted to move public eyes towards this matter to delay by another 5 years , do not be fooled by these concocted statements .

    Grace Monday, 10 June 2013 12:32 PM

    Go ahead with your challenge. Silence is not always golden.

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