In the backdrop of President Maithripala Sirisena defending Army Intelligence Officers who have been arrested on charges of abducting people, Sandya Ekneligoda, Wife of Prageeth Ekneligoda, has demanded for justice, accusing the government of being partial and only granting justice to Anoma Fonseka and Hirunika Premachandra while ignoring her.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, she said that during the Presidential campaign pictures of Fonseka, Premachandra and hers were used as part of the presidential campaign to highlight their plight and promising justice. “But, justice has only been given to two of these ladies, where is my justice,” she asked.
Speaking at an event on Wednesday at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Sirisena accused authorities of holding military intelligence officers in remand custody for over 10 months without charging them. He made this statement in reference to the case of Prageeth Eknaligoda. “Holding these military intelligence officers who have been implicated in the abduction and the disappearance of Eknaligoda amounts to a violation of their human rights,” Sirisena said in defence of the suspects.
Prageeth Ekneligoda went missing in January 2010 under mysterious circumstances. The CID has ruled out his links to the LTTE.