12.3 C
London
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Eknaligoda Abduction: Another Army Officer Arrested

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) recently arrested another Army Officer attached to the State Intelligence Service in connection with the abduction and murder of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

CID sources said he is a member of the gang who abducted Eknaligoda in 2010.

According to sources Abeyratne was a Sergeant during the period when Eknaligoda was abducted and later promoted to the Lieutenant rank.

He was previously questioned by the CID in connection with the incident and released after having recorded several statements.

In his previous statements, he had said that on the day Eknaligoda was abducted, he came to Colombo from the Giritale Army Camp to obtain quotations for sports equipment.

He had said that he first went to Borella to meet a friend and then went to Battaramulla for the quotations. According to him he went to the Giritale Camp the same day.

But, when the CID inquired after obtaining phone details of Abeyratne they found that he had not come to Colombo during the day Eknaligoda was abducted and they arrested him again on Monday.

When questioned for the second time, he failed to give the name of the shop from which he obtained the quotation for sports equipment or the friend whom he met. He is to be produced before the Homagama Magistrate.
CDN

- Advertisement -

Archive

Latest news

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving. Despite early efforts that...

Killing of M. Madush in police custody: Police version is a pure fabrication, the lawyer writes to BASL

Calling of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka to condemn the police action in the strongest possible terms, the attorney representing...

Sri Lanka and Covid 19: MP M. Sumanthiran presents a “Public Health Emergency Act” as a Private Member’s Bill

Member of Parliament, TNA MP M. Sumanthran has presented a Private Member's Bill for the enactment of the "Public Health Emergency Act". One week earlier...

Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions; Arbitrary Arrests & Torture of LGBT People

Police, Judicial Officers Should End Arbitrary Arrests, Torture of LGBT People (Colombo / October 20, 2020) – Sri Lankan authorities have subjected at least seven people...

Related news

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis, that is still evolving. Despite early efforts that...

Killing of M. Madush in police custody: Police version is a pure fabrication, the lawyer writes to BASL

Calling of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka to condemn the police action in the strongest possible terms, the attorney representing...

Sri Lanka and Covid 19: MP M. Sumanthiran presents a “Public Health Emergency Act” as a Private Member’s Bill

Member of Parliament, TNA MP M. Sumanthran has presented a Private Member's Bill for the enactment of the "Public Health Emergency Act". One week earlier...

Sri Lanka: Forced Anal Exams in Homosexuality Prosecutions; Arbitrary Arrests & Torture of LGBT People

Police, Judicial Officers Should End Arbitrary Arrests, Torture of LGBT People (Colombo / October 20, 2020) – Sri Lankan authorities have subjected at least seven people...
- Advertisement -