For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
A group of unidentified men had broken in to the residence of a colleague of missing Lankaenews journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who was involved in media and propaganda activities with him, Disnendra Perera on the 31st. The group had broken in to the house with the intention of abducting Perera.
Perera, who was a journalist of the Mawbima newspaper, was also the media secretary to SLFP (M) Wing Leader Mangala Samaraweera.
Perera had received several death threats from unidentified people, who had called requesting for a certain file of documents they claimed Eknaligoda had given to him. However, following the threats, Perera has now left his residence.
Perera’s mother had lodged a complaint with the Piliyandala Police on the 1st saying that a group of unidentified people had tried to forcibly enter the house on the 31st claiming they wanted to arrest her son. The Piliyandala Police has said that officers attached to the police station had not been involved in such a raid.