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Evidence Shows that Prageeth Ekneligoda Killed in Akkaraipattu – CID

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday told the Homagama Magistrate that they have received evidence that journalist Pradeep Ekneligoda has been killed in Akkaraipattu.

The CID officials informed the Homagama Magistrate that the y have received evidence that Ekneligoda who had been detained at Giritale Army camp, were blind folded and taken to a location in Akkaraipattu where he was killed.

They said that the investigators have serious reservations that Ekneligoda has been killed.

Regimental Sergeant of Giritale Army camp has given evidence that Ekneligoda was brought to the camp on January 24, 2010. The court was informed that regimental sergeant was blind folded and taken out of the camp.

ASP of the Criminal Investigations Department Shani Abeysekera submiting a further report told court that the investigators have received evidence that suspects Lt Colonel Arjuna Kumararatne, , Ravindra Rupasinghe, Sergeant kanishka Gunaratne were involved in the abduction of Pradeep Ekneligoda.

Their telephone conversation has confirmed that the suspects have taken Ekneligoda to Akkaraipattu and they have returned to the camp after two days.

Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake had queried CID whether it had evidence to file charges against the suspects for the abduction and killing of journalist Pradeep Ekneligoda.



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