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CID Convinced Prageeth Ekneligoda Was No Journalist; Abducted For Other Reasons

The Criminal Investigation Department currently investigating the abduction of Prageeth Ekneligoda, now firmly believe that journalism was not the key reason for his disappearance. An officer investigating the case told Colombo Telegraph that it is either the active role he played in forging of passports and his involvement in human smuggling, his involvement with military intelligence or perhaps his co-ordinated efforts with certain opposition members then, that were involved in mailing ash from all across the island to the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the pretext of it being that of cremated humans beings.

Four army personnel are being questioned by the CID in connection with the disappearance of Ekneligoda and they did confirm that Prageeth was in their custody at the Giritale army camp.

Prageeth EkneligodaThe CID believe that the ‘human ash’ project was well concocted by certain members who opposed the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and handsomely funded Ekneligoda to drive this campaign to instill fear in the former President. It is wildly known that the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is a firm believer in astrology as even his daily rituals, meetings and travel are determined by auspicious times. Charmed human ash has a deadly effect on those that believe it in this Buddhist dominated nation as the practicing art of witchcraft and voodoo is firmly believed by those to have deadly effects as it causes bad luck, mayhem, havoc and more severe mental effects.

The CID reiterated that Prageeth Ekneligoda had supplied a few cartoons which were used by the website Lankaenews way back in 2005 when it originated. Thereafter there is no record of Ekneligoda’s cartoons appearing in any newspaper or other electronic media.

During the time of his first abduction on the 27th August 2009 there was absolutely no evidence or talk of Ekneligoda being a cartoonist or a media person then. He was abducted a second time the day prior to the 2010 January Presidential elections and has been missing since.

The CID is trying to establish the facts pertaining to both his first and second abductions that has now led to his permanent disappearance. It was wildly known that on or about the time of his second abduction he is alleged to have penned a jungle paper ( Kele paththre) to support General Sarath Fonseka in his 2010 Presidential election campaign. The document was type set and Prageeth checked the proofs as well. Moreover his handwriting was also visible in some sections of the document. But this still did not explain why Prageeth was abducted the first time then, as there was no such document and the Fonseka election campaign had yet to kick off. Moreover the Presidential election itself was yet to be announced.

The CID is now considering the ‘human ash’ project to be a reason that cannot be ruled out as investigations revealed that it was a far more well orchestrated campaign than believed.

This was contrary to the story written by the Editor Colombo Telegraph Uvindu Kurukulasuriya who then wrote that Prageeth Ekneligoda had mailed human ash to the former President from all over the country. According to the CID this project was run by Ekneligoda, who it was found was also provided a vehicle by certain members of the then opposition for his transport needs to continue with these ‘hate mantras’ and supported by many island wide.

Meanwhile one of the military personnel in custody has also blurted that Prageeth Ekneligoda was involved in supplying forged documents and passports and was involved in a human smuggling racket. ( this fact was reported in Sinhala weekly Irida Divaina – 23.08.2015 ). In fact Prageeth’s forged documents business was first exposed by Uvindu Kurukulasuriya in July 2011. ( We reproduce the article below)

Sandya Ekneligoda the wife of Prageeth meanwhile accused the country’s new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera‘s close friend Ruwan Ferdinandez and editor of Colombo Telegraph Uvindu Kurukulasuriya respectively for attempting to derail the investigations.

Sandya Ekneligoda also stated that the duo were paid by the Rapaksas’ to do so.

The article below was published in the Lanka Independent website in July 2011, the website co-edited by slain editor Lasantha Wickerematunge’s wife Sonali Samarasinghe and Uvindu Kurukulasuriya and the website is no longer exist;

In journalism truth is a process: Uvindu responds to Sandya Ekneligoda

I write in response to the serious allegations of misconduct levelled against me by Sandya Ekneliyagoda in her reply to Lanka Independent editor Sonali Wickrematunge ( http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/07/prageeths-wife-sandya-writes-to-li-editor-sonali-on-article-published-on-this-website/)

The article in question is titled “Was Prageeth abducted for his journalism or for mailing human ash”? http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/06/was-prageeth-abducted-for-his-journalism-or-for-mailing-human-ash/

Let me deal with each allegation/misconception/misrepresentation separately.

(1) First she says I called her using my mobile phone claiming I wanted to help her.

(2) Second she said I distorted what she said.

This is the first time someone challenged my professional integrity. Journalists should use fair and honest means to obtain material and they must not distort the facts. That is what journalism ethics says. According to Sandya, I breached those ethics. Sandya took one and half months to make these allegations. I will explain why later.

Half truth

What Sandya says is a half-truth. Yes I did call her on 10th June 2011 as part of my research for the article I was writing which was later published in the Lanka Independent, but I did not use my mobile phone. I don’t use my mobile for overseas calls. She says I called her claiming I wanted to help her family. This is not true, because I stopped helping her one year ago after I came to my conclusion that Prageeth’s abduction had nothing to do with Journalism, and not after uncovering details about his wealth.

I helped her through some International organisations, even after this. I stopped helping her only after I found that Prageeth’s abduction had nothing to do with journalism.

Here is what I in fact told Sandya when I called her on June 10th.

I told her I had just listened to an interview given by her to Reporters Without Borders.(  http://en.rsf.org/sri-lanka-interview-with-wife-of-cartoonist-08-06-2011,40424.html)

During that interview she explained her financial difficulties. I reminded her that after she requested financial help from me for the second time, I had met with a representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists and had discussed the issue and even forwarded her email to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). In fact I asked her whether the CPJ gave her money or not. I knew the CPJ was helping her and wanted her to confirm the fact.

CPJ funded

Then she inquired from me whether I had written to them as she was not aware of it. I said I had and forwarded the relevant email to her. Then she said her email was hacked and gave me a new email address. I once again forwarded that email to her but again it returned. I now reproduce it here.

After this preliminary conversation I explained to her that I was writing an article about Prageeth’s issue since it was 500 days after his abduction. I told her that C.A. Chandraprema had written three articles ( http://www.island.lk/2010/05/07/features8.html) claiming Prageeth was a pauper and Prageeth’s intention was to claim asylum.

She said she had read the articles. I told her that I don’t believe it and that I’m going to reply the allegations made by Chandraprema.

Pauper

In fact Lanka E News editor Sandaruwan Senadheera in his reply to CA Chandraprema’s article article ( http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=9530 ) said; If Prageeth is beggar, how come, he sent his children to International Schools? How did he start paddy cultivation on 6 acres land in Dambulla? How could he secure a bank loan to buy property? (Bank of Ceylon gives loans only to those who are deemed to be creditworthy after studying their financial background).

I asked Sandya whether it was true? She said it is true. Then I asked her about the Trincomalee land she replied she had been there and it was two and half acres with a beach frontage. I hadn’t known the extent nor whether it had a breach frontage until she told me.

Pettah office

I also asked her about property in Batticaloa. She said she had heard about it but that Prageeth hadn’t left any documents. I asked whether she met the people in Prageeth’s Pettah office. The reason I asked this question was because none of Prageeth’s friends seemed to know the location.

It was a secret place according his closest friends and Prageeth never took them or never told them where it was. I had learnt however that a Tamil boy would come with receipts and cheques. She then replied “ ekak nemey dekak thiyenavane” (not only one, there were two). There was one located in Amour Street, Sandya told me and she said she had met both people.

I asked her if she had been receiving the profit share from the Munchee Biscuit agency run by her brother. She corrected me and said the agency was not for Munchee but Maliban. I felt she was shocked. So when in her letter she says she was shocked I believe her.

Immediately after informing me the agency was for Maliban biscuits she suddenly said “Prageeth mallita udauwwak kalaa vitharane. Mage malli thama okkoma apita udauw karanne.” – (Prageeth only helped my brother, my brother is the one who is helping us).

In fact when I first heard that Prageeth owns a Munchee Biscuit agency I contacted a former Human Resources Manager who was a university friend of mine and asked him to find out the names of the agents from Homagama to Rathnapura for the last ten years. He promised but didn’t get back to me. Then I asked another friend of mine and he checked and said there was no such name. But my source was very confident and even said Prageeth bought his new house for use as a storehouse for that business as well.

I therefore felt I now had enough evidence to discredit CA Chandraprema’s claim that Prageeth was a penniless man. I concluded my telephone conversation saying I will forward her that email.

Never told me about loans

She never told me about her loans. Of course I was curious about his wealth for some reasons apart from my intention to refute Chandraprema’s argument. As I said in my first article I also once thought that Prageeth was a poor man. I managed to get funds from a London based media support organization even without a request from Sandya Ekneligoda.

Sandya sent her bank accounts details to me on March 18, 2010 at 2:31 AM and that organization transfered the money the following week. I copied all my emails regarding support for Sandya to Prageeth’s friend and Lanka E news editor Sandaruwan Senadheera. She didn’t even send a thank you email to that organization. I noticed it and rang her and requested her to send a thank you letter to that organization, which she did afterwards.

She sent me an email on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 12:36 PM . In that email she said she had only received the money I arranged for her and nothing else and asked help for further support. I replied; “ Okay. I will try my best. How much money are you looking for? Give me sometime”. Then she replied she needs at least 30,000 rupees for a month. I then met the CPJ impunity programme consultant in London and explained the situation. She agreed to help. Later, this consultant asked me to forward Sandya’s email. Again I met the same organization which helped Sandya and asked for further support. They agreed and asked me to fill the relevant documents. I spent a lot of money on travel and telephone calls for this purpose.

Sandya knows all this and she should have acknowledged in her reply. I could have written all these details in my first article, but although it strengthens my argument, I believed it wasn’t morally correct to support someone and make claims about it.

Stopped support

When I got to know how Prageeth earned money and about his wealth, I stopped supporting her and even informed my friends in the media support organizations, which I worked with about this matter and apologized to them for my involvement.

Yet another theory

How Prageeth earned money is related to another theory for his abduction that some of Prageeth’s friends put forward. I didn’t write it in my first article because I didn’t believe the theory and I thought it only helped the government to cover up the issue. I was waiting until the Criminal Investigations Department came up with that theory, as I knew they were investigating how Prageeth earned his money.

According to two of Prageeth’s friends, Prageeth had been involved in allegedly producing forged documents. He worked for one of the biggest vehicle importers and produced forged documents for them. They allegedly paid him 100,000 rupees to one million cut per imported vehicle. Another transaction had taken place right before one of Prageeth’s friends. Prageeth handed over 400 forged documents and he was given four million (4,000,000) in cash, he said.

I’m writing this because I have enough evidence to believe this. I trust my sources as they had no intention to harm Prageeth. According to some of Prageeth’s friends somebody abducted him and was detaining him for producing forged documents but I do not believe this because something like that cannot happen without the knowledge of the Rajapaksas. In a context of more than 500 days of national and international campaigning on behalf of Prageeth, if the government was not connected to this abduction they should have found Prageeth. However, this does not explain why Prageeth was abducted the first time.

He allegedly did other businesses too. He had tried to supply food for refugee camps. He submitted a proposal to the Social Services Minister Douglas Devananda through his best friend Nelson Edirisinghe, who is the Media Coordinating Secretary to the minister. He found a food supplier form Tamil Nadu in India. The idea was to get a commission from the deal. Everything was finalized but in the end Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s agent had apparently hijacked the deal. Prageeth didnt get anything in the end. Ironically, it is this same Prageeth who penned a jungle paper (Kela paththare), as I mentioned in my last article, calling Basil Rajapaksa ‘Mr Ten Percent’.

Delayed reaction

Now the question is why Sandya took one and half month’s to accuse me. She says, ‘The function carried out by Chandraprema to earn a living has been resumed by Uvindu. The only change I see is Uvindu targeting international organizations and the English reading community’.

I don’t target International organizations, as I said before, when I wrote my first article I informed some of them about my theory. May be Sandya or those who belong to the local Human Rights Industry are behind this reply and it is they who are targeting International organizations.

After my article was published International media organizations planned to have a conference call with Sandya but it never happened. As far as I’m aware they decided take extra care for future support not only to Prageeth’s family but for any other case. Sandya may be angry with me and local human rights industry people may be angry with me too.

Misleading the media

Quite apart from my piece on Prageeth, I’m the one who exposed how local media organizations mislead international organizations and donors and ended up cheating them robbing their money. The Free Media Movement alone has to submit 30 million ( Rupees 306,00,000 ) audited accounts to its members and to the NGO Commissioner. They still have not.

Sandya says, she also explained that Prageeth did most of his work from home. The issue is Prageeth worked from another home in Matale too. As far as I’m aware Sandya visited that home too.

Sandya says; “Until the day he disappeared, Prageeth provided cartoons as well as articles to LankaeNews. Comrades at LEN are fully aware of the response from the readership”. But this is not true.

This is what Lanka E news reported when Prageeth was abducted; Ekneliyagoda was for a while attached to the ‘LankaENews’ and had written several articles. He was a cartoonist also. See http://www.lankaenews.com/English/news.php?id=8238

Chandraprama reported, ‘according to Bennet Rupasinghe LankaENews’ editor, he had been only an occasional contributor and not even a regular freelance contributor’. (http://www.island.lk/2010/05/07/features8.html)

So far Bennet Rupsinghe the news editor of Lanka Enews has not denied it. He only wrote a few articles for Lanka e news since June 2007. One can read them here: http://www.lankaenews.com/Sinhala/newsold.php?action=display_cat_news&name=m%.S;a tlake,sf.dvf.a u; tl;=j

Im not saying Prageeth was not a journalist. As Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger says; “In an age when anyone can call themselves a journalist I see difficulties of definition.”

My point is Prageeth’s abduction has nothing to do with his journalism. If anyone can produce any cartoon or article related to his abduction, I would be happy to withdraw my theory “Mailing human ash to President Rajapaksa” and I shall not hesitate to apologise for my mistake.

Wanted me to be editor

I would like to say to my readers that I’m also a friend of Prageeth’s and I had some respect until I found his dark side of earning money. He wanted me to become the editor of a news paper which he tried to set up with some other friends such as Janadasa Peiries (former Director – Media of President Chandrika Kumaratunga), Dr Sunil Wijesiriwardhane and Joe Senavirathna ( a Former editor at Lake House).

He regularly visited my office (accompanied at times by Joe Senavirathna) and asked me to accept this offer. I declined it but offered help. I asked him to do a good newspaper with a code of ethics, a self-regulatory mechanism such as appointing an ombudsman etc. I asked both Joe and Prageeth to sign a charter of editorial independence. They said they were unaware of such things. Prageeth asked me to introduce concepts of charters of editorial independence to that group which I did in 2008.

Further to that I would also like to point out that lankaindependent.com has carried articles from several sources and points of view regarding Prageeth’s abduction.

Here are the links

http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/06/sri-lanka-replacing-investigations-with-gossip/
and
http://www.lankaindependent.com/2011/07/restore-the-lost-light-give-me-back-the-father-of-my-children-sandhya-writes-to-sri-lankas-first-lady/

My intention is to find out what happened to Prageeth. In journalism truth is a process. We write with hope that we will get somewhere. This process is certainly revealing a lot of things few knew about and this is a good thing.

Related posts:

Was Prageeth Abducted For His Journalism Or For Mailing Human Ash?

Disappearance Of Ekneligoda And The Chemical Weapons Saga

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    No matter under what circumstances it happened and or what ever the reasons caused are, a homicide can not be justified. Therefore revealing the behavior of
    victim is completely irrelevant to this case. If the so called reporters had known those illegal activities done by the victim, why did they stay until the new investigation starts? Why didn’t they publish before? In other words if they are correct, they have had known the people behind the story and who committed the crime and some times they might instigated the party who commit the crime.
    The people of Sri Lanka are looking forward to seeing the culprit(s) who committed the crime, not the reasons for why they killed this person.

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    RE: CID Convinced Prageeth Ekneligoda Was No Journalist; Abducted For Other Reasons

    “Sandya Ekneligoda the wife of Prageeth meanwhile accused the country’s new Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera‘s close friend Ruwan Ferdinandez and editor of Colombo Telegraph Uvindu Kurukulasuriya respectively for attempting to derail the investigations.”

    “Sandya Ekneligoda also stated that the duo were paid by the Rapaksas’ to do so.”

    Then Who Wanted Prageeth Ekneligoda abducted and make him disappear?

    Ma Ra MaRa ChAtu MaRa Amana MaTa HoRa MaRa Mini MaRu MaRa?

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      Why cant interview Ms Ekanligoda and clear all these ?

      If she cant tell the truth – there should be a conspiracy behind the dissapear ?

      None of us got it the way Ms Ekanili got to the stage and worked for the missing. But these have become as common issues in the country to this date. Criminals have let crimals bred easily during that last few years.

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        Leelawathie,
        Ms Eknaligoda as you watched it correct, became public figure lately, one of the occasions, her behaviours never made it clear that the missing of her children is a real missing. So people or those who watch anything related to the incident, di dnot take it serious – could also be possible, media men di dnot act to the manner the missing o fthe man should be made serious. All in all, what i am saying is this could have various factors. Alone the fact if he had a mistress as almost many men living in urban areas of the country today, is not acceptable when looking at the growing two childrens fate. It should be the Karma that punished him to fall this much deep. The single mother of the family was lately gifted with some funds by a prominent lawyer and several other benefits she previledged due tot he missing -as the tsunami victims and the left behind were previledged by the funds offered to them in the post tsunami era… they all live today great life thanks to Tsunami donators.. not forgetting most of all the income levels of the former president and his kith and kin became unbelievabley high due to his tsunami fund embesszement… this iis the reality

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      [Edited out]

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    Eknaligoda was b##anging [Edited out].

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    So the so called martyr Ekneligoda was actually a seedy crook.

    Reading these articles we realize that our so called journalists are no better than the rest.From what is described they are living in a sordid world of dirt and abuse.

    They exploit to the maximum their title as journalists, write all kinds of lies and nonsense. The truth is not important to them but resort to slander, abuse and character assassination.

    But in reality all they want is either money or run away to a developed country as a glorified political refugee !

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      Mr. Harry Hatton

      Its not just having a fancy name that counts.

      If you have any sense in that little head of yours then think a little. If Eknaliagoda was a crook as you conveniently assume, then why did they not use the Law to convict him and put him in Jail.

      Please stop being emotional and use reasoning to analyse facts in the bigger perspective.

      The more they dig into this thing the more they find about the sinister nature of his disappearance and who was behind it.

      At the end of the day all those who are found guilty will have to be punished. Who and what Eknaliagoda was is irrelevant. This is an extra judicial murder. A state involved termination. Get it!

      PS in the mean time do something to beef up your IQ.

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        lasith

        This guy is probably trying to play the role of “Dirty Harry”!

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      Well said!!!! This has to be the most valuable comment that readers should take not of…. Journalists, unlike the old days, do their job for money from interested parties or for their own reasons. All the bull shit publised by ‘goo’news sites like lankaenews etc are good examples of individuals blinded by hate, spewing out more hate to deceive others.

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    While I would very much like to mention that Prageeth deserved his end for all the nasty things he did, it may and should not be the way to “dispose” him off. He should have been subjected to the full force of the law.

    Needless to say, Uvindu shines as a star in the ocean of journalism. I am not simply saying this. One of his articles on Lasantha had revealed how the “posthumous” letter came about. And these are all his friends whom you and I would have wanted to be coy about but nevertheless Uvindu let us all know the truth behind both that letter and about Prageeth. His professionalism, ethics and integrity remains tall. It makes us feel so good deeply within us that such rare species do exist. Thank you for that Uvindu.

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    Let the arguments, counter arguments and accusations be! The issue is not whether Prageeth was a journalist, passport forger, human flesh smuggler, a grave digger, a terrorist informant, womaniser or even a murderer! The issue is whether there was an extra judicial killing! In no way can anyone justify it! We are not interested in Prageeth’s mistress or false claims of poverty or how he acquired beach properties. Let there be seperate investigations on that! We need the investigation and prosecution of an extra judicial killing! We are also not interested in Uvindu ‘ s private arguments with Sandya! All this will dilute the issue and the AG will be ever willing to do away with the prosecution and shelve it like the other cases pertaining to RRRR family!!! Subha Anagathayak!!

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    Is not the main question what happened to Prageeth Ekneligoda not his maybe sensational background? His background with all the different unverified claims can help to explain what happened but should not be allowed to hinder the investigation.

    “Meanwhile one of the military personnel in custody has also blurted that Prageeth Ekneligoda was involved in supplying forged documents and passports and was involved in a human smuggling racket. ( this fact was reported in Sinhala weekly Irida Divaina – 23.08.2015 ). In fact Prageeth’s forged documents business was first exposed by Uvindu Kurukulasuriya in July 2011. ( We reproduce the article below)”

    Where is the proof of these businesses? What made the claim made by Irida Divaina a “fact”?

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    This stinks to High Heavens… Doesn’t it ?

    Wonder whether those Kattaidiyas ( Black Magicians ) in the then Opposition who sent Human Ashes to the ex President are now part of the new Yahapalana Government of Batalanda Ranil and his Cousin, Whisky Madam?..

    Will anyone care to mail some Human Ashes to Temple Trees?..

    Because our Dalits think that Human Ashes make the place haunted and get rid of the occupants.

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      I wish someone send some human ash to get rid of this Amanasekara from this blog and spare us of the rubbish he posts.

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      KASmaalam K.A Sumanasekera

      “Will anyone care to mail some Human Ashes to Temple Trees?.. Because our Dalits think that Human Ashes make the place haunted and get rid of the occupants.”

      Are you suggesting that Gota should be reemployed to produce enough bodies to make human ashes?

      I don’t think its a sound idea nor can you sell it to other people. However there are two vacancies for the post of hangman (Alugosuwa). Would you like to apply?

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    No matter who is trying to ‘paint” what picture…..state sanctioned killings are illegal and extra judicial!!!!!

    Sam.

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    Why is CT making so much effort to sling mud on a dead man who is not there to defend? However you must never lose sight of the fact that this was a state sanctioned murder of an ordinary citizen. Countries that attempted to justify such events, we know where they ended up!

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    For God sake i am not saying that Ekneligoda deserved to die or should be killed extra-judicially. All I am pointing out is the low level at which our so called media guys operate.That is all.

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    Harry Hatton
    September 4, 2015 at 8:14 am saying So the so called martyr Ekneligoda was actually a seedy crook. You said this, is it clear,
    Then you were trying to join Band with Colombo Telegraph’s efforts of justifying the abduction, torture, and finally killing -extra judicially

    Your claim to disband from painstaking Efforts of CT at 3.21pm too late to hide your mentality against a profession, of course there are culprits in any profession likes of CT to cash on undefended dead personalities!

    Let the arguments, counter arguments and accusations be! The issue is not whether Prageeth was a journalist, passport forger, human flesh smuggler, a grave digger, a terrorist informant, womaniser or even a murderer! All said after abducting, torturing and killing that person! Why?
    The issue is whether there was an extra judicial killing! In no way can anyone justify it! We are not interested in Prageeth’s mistress or false claims of poverty or how he acquired beach properties. Let there be seperate investigations on that! We need the investigation and prosecution of an extra judicial killing! We are also not interested in Uvindu ‘ s private arguments with Sandya! All this will dilute the issue and the AG will be ever willing to do away with the prosecution and shelve it like the other cases pertaining to RRRR family!!!
    Help the Good Governance, well said Moderate!

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    During Mrs Bandaranaike’ regime, we heard some jealous people buried human ash in her brother’ house out of evil jealousy. The funny story is the woman who does hooniyam was a diehard SLFP Mrs B fan from Kalutara and after realizing whose house she threw the ash into told someone about it out of guilt. Turns out some jealous in-laws of her brother were behind it.

    My father in law was a top Police officer SSP, back then in Mrs Bandaranaike’s security detail. He says how he and the Mrs. B’s family member after a glass of scotch or two laughed out loud and ridiculed these backward barbaric illogical acts and actually just tossed the little guliya of human ash and some hair into the dustbin. But funnily as karma works, that family who did that evil thing had to deal with a lot of issues afterwards.

    This is not Buddhism; this backward useless shamanism and illogical stuff. Sadly MR was afraid of such rubbish.

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    See the thing about these fetish practices and stuff is that it works for those who believe in it, as they say and those that do it believe in it.
    Mara ofcourse is a die hard believer in superstition. Its natural for him to be frightened by such knowing fully well what he does to others.
    The funny thing is that when one plays with the order of things there could be immediate gains but in the long run all those gains will have to be paid back with interest.

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    Why everybody assumes Ekneligoda is dead. As far as I know, his body was never found. If all the shady dealings are true then there is a possibility of self disappearance.

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      There are reports that he was seen abroad, many times…

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    Is that Mohan Peiris out there talking of self disappearecE.?

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    I fully agree with MR. S.C. Perera in this case. What ever Uvindu says may be true. But the whole story has nothing to do with what happened to him.Why Uvindu kept quiet so long? Why everything came to light at this time? What is the reason behind this whole white washing saga ? What is the going between Gota and certain media people to cover up this? If we agree with this story and accept what they did to him, what kind of human beings are we? The. Do you agree with all the killings and crimes. This is a crime. It has nothing to do with his affairs here. This is politically motivated crime. Even if he is LTTE , no one has the right to kill him.

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    None has a right to employ the tax-payer maintained state apparatus to abduct and kill any citizen of the country, and this applies to Pradeep Ekneligoda as well. No one is above the law. Sri Lanka is not a fiefdom, you know.

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    A striking example to confirm that there is no room for domestic inquiries for the deeds committed by the previous government. There are many interested parties and journalists playing an active role to hush things up. All investigations should be conducted by an international panel of judges. Obviously there are more war criminals in Sri Lanka than any other country. Thanks to Gota.

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      But the day FCID squeeze Gota [Edited out]

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    Do not waste time writing stories to cover up. Whatever the story is, Pradeep was killed and it was a homicide. Whether he has done illegal things or not someone had killed him. The killers, including those who are trying to cover up by publishing false reports, will be brought to justice very soon.

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      Whatever the circumstances, Eknalgoda’s disappearance has to be investigated. It remains to be seen whether anyone will be brought to justice, considering that each successive government is well aware that they are in power only for a short time and must make the most of it. Part of this is to protect the previous government, lest they too get investigated once their time is up

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    “Journalism has gone to such a low level” From Mano Ratwatte , Channel 4,to FOX news all are biased working for special interest.but

    we have a moral duty to solve the mystery of Mr Eknaligoda and Justice should prevail. Pointless revealing his dirty laundry.There are hundreds of great journalist reporting from increasingly volatile, frontline in conflict zones.Just because of few bad apples do not blame the entire journalist.

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