For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
The following letter was sent to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon by a coalition of five press freedom organisations including the IFJ on Monday March 7. It calls for UN intervention in the case of missing Lanka eNews cartoonist and columnist Prageeth Eknelygoda, who disappeared on January 24, 2010.
March 7, 2011,
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY 10017
Via facsimile: +1 212 963-2155
Dear Secretary-General Ban:
We are writing to you out of concern for Prageeth Eknelygoda, a Sri Lankan columnist and cartoonist for the Lanka eNews website, who disappeared on January 24, 2010. Since then, his wife, Sandhya Eknelygoda, has been asking the Sri Lankan government for any information about his fate. She has been given no information from any person in the government. Eknelygoda’s disappearance and his wife’s efforts on his behalf have been widely reported in Sri Lankan and international media.