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NewsFemale Soldier to be Quizzed over Ekneligoda Abduction

Female Soldier to be Quizzed over Ekneligoda Abduction


Four more Army intelligence personnel, including a female, are to be summoned to the CID for questioning in connection with the enforced disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda.

They have been informed through the Army headquarters, a top CID official told Sri Lanka Mirror.

Along with the female soldier, her husband, also a member of the Army intelligence, has been asked to be present for interrogation.

Both had serviced at the MIC camp at Giritale at the time of the journalist’s abduction.

Suspect’s wife to police
Meanwhile, the wife of Army intelligence’s Corporal Ranjith, who is under arrest over the incident, has been asked to be present at the Polonnaruwa police to give a statement.

The CID has already questioned 38 Army intelligence members in connection with Ekneligoda’s abduction as well as the murder of ‘The Sunday’ Leader’ editor Lasantha Wickramatunga.

Five Army intelligence members are being detained under the PTA in connection with Ekneligoda’s abduction.

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