FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION SRI LANKA

For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya

Where is Eknaligoda?

* ‘Kidnapped by a third party’
* Police comb East

By Gayan Kumara Weerasinghe

An organized group abducted journalist of Lanka e News website, Pradeep Eknaligoda on a contract given by certain individuals, a senior police official said referring to primary police investigations.
The Colombo Crime Investigation Division has begun operations to arrest the suspects responsible for the disappearance of journalist Eknaligoda.
Three special police units are combing the Batticaloa and Polonnaruwa areas in a bid to find the abductors.
The Colombo Crime Investigations has taken over investigations on the disappearance of Pradeep Eknaligoda. A senior official at police headquarters said, “Orders from above had prevented the authorities from taking the suspects into custody. We were asked to wait till the elections were over. Now we have the freedom to carry out the investigations and the story will be out soon”.
http://www.lakbimanews.lk/news/laknew1.htm

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