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Journalist ekneligoda case heard in magistrates court

Posted : 07:17 AM Sep 21,2018 by ICPFJ
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Journalist ekneligoda case heard in magistrates court

prageeth case: arrested intelligence office remanded


Colombo (ICPFJ) – Lieutenant Colonel Eranda Peiris, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, is due to be produced before the Homagama Magistrate today (September 21).

Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said he was arrested when he arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday (September 20) to provide a statement.

SP Gunasekara stated that Lieutenant Colonel Peiris was arrested on two charges; for the involvement in the abduction and release, on the 8th of August 2009; and for the abduction and disappearance of Ekneligoda, since the 24th of January 2010.  

cartoonist, political analyst and journalist, Eknaligoda was reported missing on January 24, 2010 – two days before the presidential polls.

Rohan menon 

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