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  • Sri Lanka court convicts extremist monk Gnanasara for intimidating Sanadya Eknaligoda! Read more >

    Sri Lanka court convicts extremist monk Gnanasara for intimidating Sanadya Eknaligoda!

    Image: Sandaya Ekneligoda has been fighting 8 year long court battle  for obtaining justice  her abducted husband, journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. ©sunanda deshapriya COLOMBO/AFP: A Sri Lanka court on Thursday found a radical Buddhist monk guilty of criminal intimidation, the first time the notorious extremist has faced the prospect of jail. Galagodaatte Gnanasara, who has been […]

  • Sandya’s long walk to justice Read more >

    Sandya’s long walk to justice

    By I. Kaviratne  The pen, they say, is mightier than the sword, and in Sri Lanka, we have put that into question. As the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day, we take a moment to remember the journalists who were assassinated, forcefully disappeared, threatened and harassed in Sri Lanka. Journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda who […]

  • BBS General Secretary Gnanasara  Remanded Till February 9 Read more >

    BBS General Secretary Gnanasara Remanded Till February 9

    Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera was remanded till February 9 by Homagama Magistrate’s Court a short while ago. He was arrested this morning when he surrendered to the Homagama Police. The Homagama Magistrate issued an arrest warrant against Gnanasara Thera yesterday on three charges including threatening a state official, obstructing the court […]

  • Female Soldier to be Quizzed over Ekneligoda Abduction Read more >

    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 […]

  • Prageeth Eknaligoda Murder Probe Intensifies Read more >

    Prageeth Eknaligoda Murder Probe Intensifies

    by Nirmala Kannangara. The Habeas Corpus and ‘B’ report cases filed in Court of Appeal and Homagama Magistrate’s Court respectively in the disappearance of Lanka e-news journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda are to be taken up for hearing this week, Sandya Eknaligoda, the wife of the journalist said. The Habeas Corpus case will be taken up Friday […]

  • New Details Surface On Eknaligoda Murder? Read more >

    New Details Surface On Eknaligoda Murder?

    By Nirmala Kannangara. Speculation is rife whether disappeared Lanka e-news journalist, Prageeth Eknaligoda was murdered at the Plantain’s Point army camp in Trincomalee and was buried there before the body was dumped at seas off Trincomalee. It is alleged that it was the Civil Defence Force personnel, who had buried Eknaligoda’s body, which is said […]

  • CID Probe Points to Ekneligoda Being Killed Read more >

    CID Probe Points to Ekneligoda Being Killed

    Believed to have been killed in Manampitiya transit camp run by Pilleyan; Body dumped in sea off Trincomalee;Made to disappear on orders of high ranking individual in defence establishment. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers conducting investigations into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda have unearthed evidence to suggest that he may have been killed […]

  • Ekneligoda Case: CID Granted Leave to Investigate Army Camp Read more >

    Ekneligoda Case: CID Granted Leave to Investigate Army Camp

    Homagama Magistrate R.B.Nelumdeniya granted leave to the CID to photograph the Girithale Army Intelligence Corps Camp, where journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda had been allegedly detained, and to examine the books and documents maintained by the camp authorities. The magistrate also ordered the Army Commander to provide all necessary facilities to the CID officers and also to […]

  • Investigations on Prageeth, Lasantha and Raviraj Face Disruptions Read more >

    Investigations on Prageeth, Lasantha and Raviraj Face Disruptions

    (Photo: Doctors trying get Lasantha Wickramatunga’s life back) The CID is reportedly facing continuous disruptions in its investigations into the killings of MP Nadaraja Raviraj and senior journalist Lasantha Wickramatunga and the forced disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. A top official of the CID explained this to a head of the prime minister’s office when […]

  • Eknaligoda Abduction: Army Blocks Probe at Giritale Camp Read more >

    Eknaligoda Abduction: Army Blocks Probe at Giritale Camp

    The Homagama Magistrate has referred to the Attorney General a request made by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) seeking permission to search the false LTTE camp at Giritale, revealed in investigations, which had been maintained by the Army. The search application is in pursuance of investigations conducted by the CID into the disappearance of Journalist […]

  • Sri Lanka Arrests Army Personnel Over Missing Journalist Read more >

    Sri Lanka Arrests Army Personnel Over Missing Journalist

    Sri Lanka’s police Monday arrsted four army personnel, including two senior officers, in connection with the disappearance of a dissident cartoonist that triggered international condemnation of the island’s rights record. Two lieutenant colonels, a sergeant and a corporal were arrested following the testimony given by three other suspects already in custody over the abduction of […]

  • Sgt. Major Confesses to Grilling Journalist Ekneligoda Read more >

    Sgt. Major Confesses to Grilling Journalist Ekneligoda

    (Ekneligida was questioned about “family tree” publication and his alleged affiliations with Sarath Fonseka) The Criminal Investigation Department’s investigations into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda made a vital breakthrough with the Sergeant Major who was arrested by the Police on Sunday confessing that he interrogated Eknaligoda at the Girithale Army camp. The Sergeant Major […]

  • Eknaligoda Abduction: Another Suspect in Custody Read more >

    Eknaligoda Abduction: Another Suspect in Custody

    An Army Sergeant Major believed to have been involved in the mysterious abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda was taken into the custody at Kurunegala yesterday. The Sergeant Major was arrested as a result of an urgent inquiry conducted by the CID yesterday, Police Headquarters sources said. Two former LTTE cadres were taken into custody by […]

  • FMM Urges Impartial and Swift Probe into Disappearance of Eknaligoda Read more >

    FMM Urges Impartial and Swift Probe into Disappearance of Eknaligoda

    The Free Media Movement (FMM) has called upon the Criminal Investigation Department to continue the investigation into the disappearance of journalist Pregeeth Eknaligoda following information obtained from the suspects and not to cow down to political pressure. The CID has arrested two suspects who had been in the military intelligence service and during the interrogations […]

  • Eknaligoda’s Disappearance: Two Top Army Officers to be Grilled Read more >

    Eknaligoda’s Disappearance: Two Top Army Officers to be Grilled

    Two senior Army officers will be questioned within the next few days in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, top defence sources told the Daily News yesterday. They would be questioned based on information revealed by two intelligence unit members who remain in custody over the journalist’s disappearance. The two members were previously […]

  • Govt Probes Disappearance  of Ekneligoda Read more >

    Govt Probes Disappearance of Ekneligoda

    The government announced in Parliament yesterday that it had commenced an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. Responding to a question raised by Kurunegala District UPFA MP Shantha Bandara, Chief Government Whip and Minister of Mass Media and Parliamentary Affairs, Gayantha Karunatilake said that the government had taken steps to provide aid and […]

  • Ekneligoda abducted by an ‘organized group’ – MoD

    UNP Kalutara District MP, Ajith P. Perera, yesterday told Parliament he was informed by the Ministry of Defence there was evidence to prove Prageeth Ekneligoda had been abducted by an organized group. MP Perera, participating in the debate on Parliamentary Scholarship Board (Repeal) Bill, said he was also informed by the ministry that the abductors […]

  • Three Years On, No Clues on Prageeth Ekneligoda’s Disappearance Read more >

    Three Years On, No Clues on Prageeth Ekneligoda’s Disappearance

    On the three-year anniversary of the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins partners and affiliates in reminding the Government of Sri Lanka that it continues to be seriously remiss in meeting its commitments on national reconciliation and fixing accountability for human rights abuses during the island nation’s quarter-century long […]

  • Still seeking justice from judiciary: Sandhya Eknaligoda Read more >

    Still seeking justice from judiciary: Sandhya Eknaligoda

    Sandhya Eknaligoda, wife of disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, today stated that there is a connection between the disappearance of her husband and newly appointed Chief Justice Mohan Peiris. She observed that the former Attorney General giving evidence at the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva claimed that Prageeth is believed to be living in […]

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