Homagama Magistrate T.G.S.A. Perera today ordered to call Former Attorney General Mohan Peiris on June 05, to give evidence in the magisterial inquiry into the disappearance of Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.
The Magistrate earlier on March 26 reserved the order after the state challenged the validity of the transcript copy of the statement made by the former AG made in Geneva last year that Ekneligoda sought asylum in a foreign country.
The counsel for the complainant Sandya Ekneligoda produced the document when the prosecution objected to call the former AG to give evidence without any proof of him making the statement in Geneva.
The Appeal Court directed the Momagama Magistrate to inquire into the disappearance of the journalist in the Habeas corpus case filed by Sandya Ekneligoda.
The case was filed in the Court of Appeal by Sandya and her two sons Sathyajith Sanjaya Ekneligoda, and Harith Sooriyabandara Ekneligoda in connection with disappearance of the journalist since January 2009.
They sought a court order compelling the respondent’s to produce missing journalist before the court.
They cited DIG CID Nandana Moonasinghe, Dig Jayantha Kulathilake, the HQI Homagama, IGP and the AG.
Chrismal Warnasuriya with Nalaka Jayasuriya appeared for the complainant.
Deputy Solicitor General Shaveendra Fernando appeared for the Attorney General.