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  • Sandya Ekneligoda writes her concerns re Prageeth Eknaligoda abduction case to AG Dappula De Livera.. Read more >

    Sandya Ekneligoda writes her concerns re Prageeth Eknaligoda abduction case to AG Dappula De Livera..

    07th August 2019 M. S. P. Ekneligoda No. 136/2, Suhada Mawatha, Hiripitiya, Pannipitiya. Mr. Dappula De Livera, PC Hon. Attorney General, Attorney General’s Department, Colombo 12. Request with regard to Prageeth Ekneligoda Case  Honourable Sir, Facts and evidence of the case mentioned above bearing case number B7417/10, which is being heard in the Homagama Magistrate’s Court, were filed by Homagama […]

  • Sandya Eknelygoda: International Woman of Courage Read more >

    Sandya Eknelygoda: International Woman of Courage

    Image: Sandya Eknelygoda joins 12 other women from across the world in Washington, D.C. to receive the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage award for 2017. The 13 honorees were chosen for their advocacy on issues as diverse as combatting early child marriage, gender-based violence, human smuggling. Each year, the U.S. Department of […]

  • CID Probe Clears Ekneligoda of LTTE Links Read more >

    CID Probe Clears Ekneligoda of LTTE Links

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the Homagama Magistrate on 23 August that investigations based on information received from 10 government institutions had established the fact that missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda had not been in any way linked to the LTTE nor had he in any manner aided and abetted in any activities of the […]

  • Military File Related to Eknaligoda Abduction Gone Missing Read more >

    Military File Related to Eknaligoda Abduction Gone Missing

    Homagama court was told on 23rd May that a report obtained from the Army Commander giving details of the soldiers who visited the Akkaraipattu army camp and left on January 25,2010 had gone missing reports the Island. This information was divulged by that CID SP Shani Abeysekera, making a statement before court. Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake […]

  • Eknaligoda Case:Army Commander Ordered to Hand Over Documents Read more >

    Eknaligoda Case:Army Commander Ordered to Hand Over Documents

    Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday ordered the Army Commander to hand over all documents belonging to Sri Lanka Army in connection with the investigations into the abduction of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. The Army Commander was also ordered not to destroy the documents maintained at Giritale Army camp where Ekneligoda is suspected to have been detained. […]

  • Eknaligoda Case: Who’s Covering Up Facts, Asks Magistrate Read more >

    Eknaligoda Case: Who’s Covering Up Facts, Asks Magistrate

    The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Tuesday informed the Homagama Magistrate’s Court that the very first voice tape connected with the suspect soldiers serving at the Army Camp in Giritale who had abducted missing journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda had conspired to kill him after the abduction. Senior Superintendant of Police Shani Abeysekera presenting evidence on behalf […]

  • Removed Senior State Counsel From Eknaligoda Case Retained Again Read more >

    Removed Senior State Counsel From Eknaligoda Case Retained Again

    In an unprecedented move, acting Attorney General Suhada Gamlath has removed Senior State Counsel Dilipa Pieris from the Prageeth Eknaligoda disappearance case, authotitative sources from the Attorney General’s Department told Asian Mirror. Wasantha Perera, a relatively young and inexperienced counsel, has appointed to handle  Eknaligda’s case on behalf of the Attorney General’s Department. The file […]

  • Eknaligoda’s Disappearance: Four More Arrests Imminent Read more >

    Eknaligoda’s Disappearance: Four More Arrests Imminent

    The Criminal investigation Department(CID) investigating journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance, is set to arrest four more Army intelligence personnel connected to the incident in the coming days, authoritative CID sources told the Sunday Observer. Already six people of the Army intelligence unit have been arrested and four others will be arrested based on the analysis of […]

  • Prageeth Abduction & Disappearance Case: Gotabhaya Involved Read more >

    Prageeth Abduction & Disappearance Case: Gotabhaya Involved

    [(c)Sankav16mm photo] State controlled Daily News in a breaking  story hints that it was then defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who was behind the abduction and killing of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. Meanwhile Sunday Leader reports that AG has blocked the questioning of then Army Commander on the issue. Both new items follows: A Sergeant Major and […]

  • Sri Lanka’s Missing Thousands: One Woman’s Six-year Fight to Find Her Husband Read more >

    Sri Lanka’s Missing Thousands: One Woman’s Six-year Fight to Find Her Husband

    When journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing, police told wife Sandhya ‘getting abducted was fashionable’ and he would soon return. More than 90 court appearances and a change in government later, she is still searching   Sandhya Eknaligoda stands before an image of her husband, missing Sri Lankan cartoonist and journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda in 2012. Photograph: […]

  • Another Clue Regarding ‘Disappearance’ of Eknaligoda Read more >

    Another Clue Regarding ‘Disappearance’ of Eknaligoda

    According to information revealed in investigations carried out the CID suspect that journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda had been murdered in Akkaraipattu jungles or in the ocean after he was abducted and extensive investigations are being carried out to determine exactly the place where he was murdered. However, important evidence that Mr. Eknaligoda was blindfolded and taken […]

  • Mayhem As Monks Go On The Rampage Read more >

    Mayhem As Monks Go On The Rampage

    Pandemonium reigned at the Homagama Magistrate’s Court premises with three Buddhist monks threatening to self-immolate in protest against the arrest of Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera. Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera arrested on the charges of contempt of court, obstructing Court proceedings and intimidating a public servant was yesterday ordered […]

  • Sri Lanka: Army Yet To Provide Details In Eknaligoda Case Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Army Yet To Provide Details In Eknaligoda Case

    The army is yet to provide details requested by Court in the case related to missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. The Homagama Magistrate’s Court had recently issued orders to the Army Commander to provide all the required details, documents and assistance to the officers investigating the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda. However, sources from the Criminal Investigations […]

  • Eknaligoda Killing: Tug-of-war is Continuing Read more >

    Eknaligoda Killing: Tug-of-war is Continuing

    It is common knowledge that there is a tug-of-war between the Army, the Attorney General’s Department and the Criminal investigations Department in the on-going investigation into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda. There was a complaint from the investigators that the Army was not cooperating with the investigation. When the case was taken up on […]

  • Ekneligoda Abduction: Army Commander in Hot Water Read more >

    Ekneligoda Abduction: Army Commander in Hot Water

    The Homagama Magistrate yesterday observed that the Army Commander could be arrested and charge sheet filed if he does not cooperate with investigations into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake made this observation consequent to a complaint by Senior State Counsel (SSC) Dileepa Peiris who appeared on behalf of the Attorney General. […]

  • Eknaligoda Abduction:  Another Army Officer Arrested Read more >

    Eknaligoda Abduction: Another Army Officer Arrested

    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 […]

  • Don’t Interfere With Ekneligoda Investigation – Lawyers Collective Read more >

    Don’t Interfere With Ekneligoda Investigation – Lawyers Collective

    ( a campaign against investigate military killings, led by Namal Rajapaksa) ‘Lawyers Collective’ views with deep concern the attempt being made to intimidate, by public pronouncements, the police officers conducting investigations into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. Previous government did not allow any investigation into the abduction of any journalists and this investigation commenced […]

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