Colombo Telegraph

Ekneligoda Was Detained Prior To His Disappearance: Police

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers have found conclusive evidence to suggest that Prageeth Ekneligoda was detained at Giritale Military Camp, prior to his disappearance, the Police said today.

Prageeth Ekneligoda

Currently a CID team is carrying out investigations in the military camp. They have taken 7 suspects implicated in the disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda to Army’s Giritale Military Camp to facilitate the investigation.

The Police said that the CID has unearthed evidence in their current probe at Girithale to suggest that Ekneligoda was kept in the camp as a prisoner.

According to the Police 4 other suspects arrested in connection with the journalist’s disappearance too are to be taken to the camp in the next few days.

The CID was earlier given permission by the courts to take the suspects to the Girithale Military Camp where the missing journalist was held captive.

The Military Police is providing security to the CID team currently in Giritale.

Following the investigations conducted into the case, the CID has arrested 11 army personnel, both currently serving and retired, over his disappearance.

Eknaligoda, was abducted on 24th January 2010, two days before the 2010 presidential elections.

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