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Former AG called to give evidence in Ekneligoda case .

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.


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