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Prageeth’s Matale Mistress And Douglas Devananda’s Secretary To Be Questioned; First Abduction Was Exactly Six Years Ago Today

The reason for suppressing details regarding the disappearance of Prageeth Ekneligoda prior to the August 2015 Parliamentary elections is that the Criminal Investigation Department had already questioned Ekneligoda’s mistress and the Maithripala Sirisena – Ranil Wickremesinghe led government felt that it may have been counter productive to their election drive, an officer investigating the disappearance of Ekneligoda told Colombo Telegraph.

Also during that period prior to the elections Ekneligoda’s wife Sandya Ekneligoda held a press conference and claimed that information pertaining to the disappearance of her husband had not been released to the public.

Prageeth

*Photo courtesy Lionel Bopage – Prageeth (sitting at the centre) at a discussion before the day he was made to disappear

In response to Sandya’s claims the police spokesman making a counter statement said that the CID cannot reveal all the information in their possession as the investigation was still in progress.

In the run up to the August general elections the anti-Rajapaksa camp used Sandya Ekneligoda the wife of Prageeth as an icon in their campaign of disappeared persons.

However in a dramatic change in the CID’s investigation into the disappearance of Prageeth Ekenligoda, it is reported that Ekneligoda’s mistress and the former Minister Douglas Devananda‘s media secretary Nelson Edirisinghe are to be brought in soon to be questioned formally. Previously the duo had been questioned by the CID and information was gathered in informally.

The CID has found evidence that Ekneligoda had not lived with his wife but with another woman in Matale.

Whenever Ekneligoda was in Colombo he had lived at the residence of Edirisinghe and not with his wife Sandya.

The CID has also established facts that whenever Ekneligoda was out of Colombo he frequently made his first call to Edirisinghe and on several occasions his second call was made thereafter to Douglas Devananda.

Prageeth Ekenligoda was first abducted exactly 6 years ago today, the 27th August 2009 and was released following morning.

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 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 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.

Four army personnel were arrested by the CID three days ago in connection with the disappearance of Eknaligoda, Police said two lieutenant colonels, a staff sergeant and a corporal were among the arrested.

The CID also found that couple of days after Prageeth’s final disappearance, Kelly Senanayake and Ekneligoda’s wife Sandya had on suspicion visited Prageth’s Matale Mistress’ house suspecting that he was hiding there. According to our source, the mistress confirmed this visit.

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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    RE: Prageeth’s Matale Mistress And Douglas Devananda’s Secretary To Be Questioned; First Abduction Was Exactly Six Years Ago Today

    “The CID has found evidence that Ekneligoda had not lived with his wife but with another woman in Matale.”

    “Prageeth Ekenligoda was first abducted exactly 6 years ago today, the 27th August 2009 and was released following morning.”

    “He was abducted a second time the day prior to the 2010 January Presidential elections and has been missing since.”

    Was it his wife or Gotabaya Rajapaksa? Evidence points to the latter.

    “It was wildly known that on or about the time of his second abduction he is alleged to have penned a jungle paper 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 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.”

    Preemptive action by Gotabaya Rajaoaksa?

    Was it because he was at Lankaenews and was on to something just like Lasantha Wickramatunga and the Rajapaksa Mafia did not like it?

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      To having a Mistress to many married men in the country has become a new culture today. They hold spare wives as it is legally allowed. They criticise about western cultures but today the social structure that is being introduced to average lankens seem to be much worse actually.
      I think those who hold mistressess sometimes producing illegal offsprings of them should be focused the hard actions from the govt side. I personally know there are men that would make children not caring laws prevailing in the country. Law and order should be in action in those cases, then only the next genreations would learn it right. TOday, having no law applciations even if hard crimes would have been committed – the new ones are on a process of taking them no serious.
      I now see that Ekanaligoda or any missing ones and their cases to sweep even deeper should have been connected with their behaviours while being in their married lives. However, all these should be subjected to investigations and have them clear

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        Sama,

        “I think those who hold mistressess sometimes producing illegal offsprings of them should be focused the hard actions from the govt side. I personally know there are men that would make children not caring laws prevailing in the country.”

        Are you not requesting the government to interfere in the private life of the citizens?

        What does the law have to do with contraception or lack of it?

        Should there be special police units hunting down men and women having extra marital, post marital or premarital sex?

        In the usual case every man having sex has a partner of the opposite sex.

        I am kind of liberal. As long as there is consentual sex among adults I don’t care.

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          If you are from the average minded:

          “What does the law have to do with contraception or lack of it?”

          Simply the govt should do more awareness programs on the isue. More awareness programs on the issues can get those men and women forward. Adequate info about the issus canan help them a lot for sure. When talking about the majority folks being away from the facts led them to vote for even idiots and murderes again- prove wel about the general knowledge of them.

          Many incl you go on work on agendas against western cultures, but just to talk about being liberal only for the mentioned issues – is not clear me actually.

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        I have mixed feelings towards this mans fate since I read Eknaligoda the disspaeared also had a mistress. Any kind of penis controlled men should be double hit by the law of a state is my feeling. Today only for this matter, men in the country seem to be paying no attention. FOr them to keep spare wheels for their sexual content is beocming a normal thing. I know myself, there are families… fathers do so making it public telling their grown up children, if Americans live like that why not us. Just for this, they follow up americans or western people, but for others they stand against. why ?
        Law makers of the nation please teach this abusive men a lession. Law and order should be above everyhting like it is the case in Japan and Germany. There will be minority that would always be there – that minority to become majority could destroy this nation.
        I know how much my niece suffers not having her father on their side as had been before. But father does not care so long man dominated lanken culture allowed it. Most living in urban areas are said to have mistress in the country today than had been 20 years ago. This has now grown up to higher numbers. Family counsellors need to act properly in making clear about the future of their kids – can aonly be so long a family woudl stay intact.

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      Prageeth murder investigation

      Through the Grape Wine, The Bulath Wine, The Vettila Wine…

      Shame..! Mahinda urges Maithri to halt Prageeth murder investigation ; Gota intimidates IGP ; Basnayake even goes beyond..!!

      The deposed discarded ex president Mahinda Rajapakse universally known for his brutal and lawless traits has most unashamedly and unlawfully requested the incumbent president Maithripala Sirisena to stop the on going investigations into the abduction and ruthless cold blooded murder of Lanka e news journalist Prageeth Ekneliyagoda , based on reports reaching Lanka e news. President Maithripala has brushed aside the request with the contempt it deserved, it is reported.

      Following the elections , Mahinda has met president Maithripala and made one request – that is to halt the Ekneliyagoda murder investigation . It is now very clear that Mahinda (who was behind these crimes) is in mortal fear that he, and Gotabaya who gave orders would be exposed, following the recent arrest and detention of the army officers in this connection. Hence Mahinda had sought to instigate Maithripala to make this most despicable deplorable step and halt the investigation.

      Even after president Maithripala has duly rejected this request , it is reported that the present defense secretary B.M.U.D. Basnayake another shameless lickspittle and lackey of the criminal Rajapakses is making sly and illegal moves to rescue and safeguard the ruthless brutal Rajapakses , it is learnt.

      Basnayake reluctant to sign D.O.
      Believe it or not , the defense secretary Basnayake even at this moment has not signed the order to grant permission to the CID to continue with the detention of the four army officers (suspects) namely ,Lieutenant Colonels Shammi Kumararatne and Siriwardena, staff sergeant Rajapakse and Corporal in charge Jayalath of the Giritale camp at that time , who abducted and murdered Ekneliyagoda. Mind you ,while it is the defense secretary of the country who should take the initiative in these investigations , it is a cruel irony Basnayake our own defense secretary is acting like an accomplice in the crimes trying to save the culprits .

      It is to be noted with concern that if the detention order is not extended in respect of the four suspects who were arrested on the 24 th , it will eventuate in the release of the culprits without completing the questioning.

      Ordinarily under the laws, a suspect can be detained only for 72 hours .Thereafter he must be produced before a court. But as these suspects are army officers involved in conspiracy , abduction , torture and murder of citizens of the country , and those offences fall into the category of heinous crimes , and as giving authority to acts of terrorism , these suspects can be held in custody for 90 days , and investigated under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). This in other words is to enable the investigators to track down the masterminds at the bottom and behind these conspiracies and crimes.

      Basnayake profusely lies
      Basnayake instead of performing his duties duly as a defense secretary , has acted like an accomplice in these crimes by going out of the way to justify the criminal actions while uttering all the sinister lies .To a prominent journalist who questioned him yesterday (26) evening on this , Basnayake uttered a blatant lie brazenly that he is being pressurized . When he was asked who that was , he said, a patriotic party leader linked to the UNF and a former powerful minister gave three calls to him and urged him to get the army suspects released . But when Lanka e news delved into this , it was discovered it is another stinking lie turned out from Basnayake’s lie factory .

      Not only president Maithripala , even the army commander revealed openly at a media briefing yesterday (their secret moves to the contrary notwithstanding ) that the army ought not hamper the Ekneliyagoda murder investigation, and because the investigations are under way , nothing further can be disclosed.

      According to reports reaching Lanka e news, the attorney general (AG) too in his recommendations to Basnayake has said , the suspects can be detained under the PTA.

      In the circumstances , Basnayake must without playing the role of an anti national villain and culprit must reveal to the people why he is holding back without signing the detention order. If Basnayake who secured his appointment from a government that won by marching proudly over the dead bodies of Ekneliyagoda and countless many law abiding citizens is still trying his sordid pranks to camouflage the Ekneliyagoda murder ,it is doubtless he is provoking the entire nation and uniting the people against him . The people no longer want a Basnayake who commits the same evils what Gota indulged in.

      It is an indisputable fact that the present defense secretary was from the beginning acting overtly and covertly for and on behalf of the murderous and criminal Rajapakses who using brutal powers kept the people trampled under their oppressive and repressive barbaric reign.

      When this present defense secretary made a statement to exonerate ex defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse of charges against him of holding back many millions of rupees of the treasury that are due to the treasury , even a former president of the country Chandrika Bandaranaike said in public , Basnayake is not suitable for the post , and is a one sided pro Rajapakse regime shameless bootlicking official .

      CaFFE and ‘Web Gode father’ concoct misleading theories.
      Gotabaya Rajapkse who earned colossal sums of money through illegal channels , is now spending recklessly and prodigally to repel any accusations that could mount on him. He has parted with large sums of money to portray a wrong picture in regard to the Ekneliyagoda murder and misdirect the investigations . Here is one example.

      The solitary Director of the so called CaFFE election monitoring organization issued a media communiqué which was not at all relevant to the elections monitoring. He pointed out the draconian laws under the PTA should be invalidated. This sudden announcement absolutely unrelated to election monitoring which is out of point and out of place was made to give unethical publicity and a base to prevent the suspects from being questioned after obtaining a detention order. Obviously this publicity and its intensity are commensurate with the massive kickbacks collected .

      The unscrupulous web Gode father that is run on the funds provided by Gotabaya , is also deeply in his toils to enlist 4 -5 more websites and prove that the brutal cold blooded murder of Ekneliyagoda is justifiable , and that he was associated with the LTTE.

      Meanwhile Gotabaya who telephoned the IGP this noon had spoken for more than half an hour to accomplish his fell foul designs . Gotabaya has forced the IGP to stop the Ekneliyagoda murder inquiry by the CID forthwith .

      Black coated shark
      Lieutenant Colonel Shammi Kumararatne involved in the Ekneliyagoda murder has sought the legal assistance of a popular lawyer who is a UNP provincial council member .The other Lieutenant Colonel Siriwardena has sought legal assistance of another popular lawyer of the national list of the JVP.

      We wish to request these two lawyers , no matter the millions offered as fees , pleased do not sacrifice your self respect and dignity at the altar of filthy lucre by appearing on behalf of these cold blooded ruthless murderers who profusely lied , abducted and brutally murdered journalist and intellectual Prageeth Ekneliyagoda , a father of two innocent children . After all , as a human being , among other traits what makes you different from an animal and a black coated shark (nickname for lawyers) is your ability to place yourself in the shoes of the victim and show sympathy towards the family and children who are rendered destitute owing to these heartless criminals.

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        Amarasiri,

        “The solitary Director of the so called CaFFE election monitoring organization issued a media communiqué which was not at all relevant to the elections monitoring.”

        Thanks. I was unable to understand the sudden media statement from the CAFFE director until you explained the background.

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      Defense Sec. Basnayake’s plot defeated; fearing mounting opposition signs DO – Sandya replies to sordid media coolies (video)

      Through the Grape Wine, Bulath Wine and Vellila Wine.

      The detention order which was being held back by defense secretary B.M.U. D. Basnayake had at last been signed last evening based on reports reaching Lanka e news.The CID sought this detention order under the prevention of terrorism Act (PTA) in respect of the suspects, two army lieutenant Colonels and two army officers for the continued investigation into their direct involvements in the abduction and cruel murder of journalist Prageeth Ekneliyagoda.

      It is a matter for national concern , even after the attorney general (AG) had given his legal instructions and despite the gravity of the crimes , Basnayake the defense secreatry who should take the initiative to bring such ruthless criminlas to book was on the contrary dilly dallying without signing the detention order (DO).

      After these criminal manipulations came to light ,late Prageeth’s wife Sandya Ekneliyagoda convening a Press briefing this noon with the participation of civil organizations and media organization chiefs warned and exerted pressures on the State defense secretary and the government to okay the detention order ( DO) without any delay, in order to continue with the Ekneliyagoda murder investigation by the CID which had uncovered invaluable information regarding those who were truly behind the countless abductions , disappearances and murders during the Rajapakse regime.

      The Free media campaign , civil organization , trade unions and their representatives , Seetha Ranjani , Udaya Kalupathirane , Saman Rathnapriya respectively together with Josef Stalin participated in this briefing.

      The groups urged the president and the prime minister not to allow the crimes of murder , corruption and violence of the previous government to be suppressed under the pretext of forming a national government. They also demanded that in regard to those grave crimes and corruption that were exposed by UNP Nalin Bandara , Ajit P. Perera and Manaperuma during the ‘Helidharauwa’ TV program should also be commenced in the same way as Ekneliyagoda’s murder case.

      It is most vital that the individuals responsible for the abduction and murder of Prageeth are most expeditiously tracked down . This will help in the investigations into the disappearances during the past of Lalith, Kugan, and murders of Dharmaratnam Sivaram , Lasantha Wickremetunge , and Nimalarajan and others , whereby those culprits can also be apprehended , said , Josef Stalin , of Lanka teachers association .

      At the conclusion of the media conference , the trade union leaders sent sms messages to the P.M. and president requesting to issue the DO before the day is out , to enable the investigations to continue uninterrupted. The P.M. replied by sms by evening that the request would be granted. Lanka e news later was informed that the defense secretary has finally signed the DO in the evening.

      The low bred sordid media coolies including Uvindu Kurukulasooriya and Ruwan Ferdinands are propagating malicious gossips and irresponsible fairy tales that Prageeth was murdered because he had links with the Tigers and Karuna Amman; had many women ; and sent ashes of dead people to Mahinda Rajapakse .

      Sandya Ekneliyagoda fearlessly repudiated these charges and boldly said , these malicious gossips are being spread at the behest of Mahinda Rajapakse , and that is very clear.

      ‘By now the investigations have revealed that Gotabaya Rajapakse gave orders for these crimes.. I am only inquiring about an individual who disappeared.No person or organization has the right to cause an individual to disappear or be abducted’ Hence all these false tales and bogus announcements are of no use .

      I am only asking to reveal the truth , and nothing but the truth. That is the responsibility of the CID. I am asking the IGP to disclose the facts unearthed so far in accordance with the laws. That is the best message which can be conveyed to those journalists and Rajapakses who are living and flourishing on lies, Sandya pointed out.

      Herunder is the video tape of the statement made by her following the media briefing to the Vikalpa web site

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRVAI81CNU&feature=youtu.be

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      RE: Prageeth’s Matale Mistress And Douglas Devananda’s Secretary To Be Questioned; First Abduction Was Exactly Six Years Ago Today

      Rajapaksa Deception Exposed

      MoD issues detention order on suspects
      2015-08-27 20:38:26

      http://www.dailymirror.lk/85165/corder-on-suspects

      The Defence Ministry issued a detention order today to detain and interrogate the four army personnel arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, the Ministry said. Two lieutenant colonels, a staff sergeant and a corporal were arrested on Monday by the CID over the disappearance of Mr. Ekneligoda. They were arrested and remain in custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Earlier, the CID had arrested three persons, comprising a retired Army sergeant and two rehabilitated LTTE cadres in this connection.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRVAI81CNU&feature=youtu.be

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        Amarasiri,

        “MoD issues detention order on suspects 2015-08-27 20:38:26”

        Despite attemps to interfere justice apparently is being done.

        The fact that there are many attempts to interfere shows that a lot more has to be done to achieve independent police and courts. This is obvious.

        There are also attempts to distract attention from the real issue.

        I repeat my question :

        What was going on with Douglas and his media secretary? Why the contacts between a pro MR minister and Prageeth Ekenligoda?

        Another attempt to distract?

        Has not the CT been used in this attempt to distract and mislead when it published the “article” containing claims about the mistress, Douglas and his media secretary?

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      Run Gotabaya Run..

      Through the Grape wine, the Bulath Wine, the Vetilla wine…

      Run Gotabaya Run..

      So there is a God after-all.. the man who quit the army on a medical condition recorded as Depression; the maintenance man of a computer lab in an American University; the glorified Secretary who thought himself a war hero; the shameless fellow who called a lady a pig who eats shit…. and now the alleged cold blooded murderer who ordered the hits on Eknaligoda & Lasantha and countless others is in uncharted territories !..

      His big Brothers protection is no more, so what comes of a coward who has no army to hide behind ? No dogs to bark on his behalf and no lackeys to take the fall ?

      The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, pride and arrogance; he had it all. His cruelty stemmed from weakness. He imprisoned the man who once saved him when he was ambushed by the LTTE and now he has to live forever watching in envy as that very man graces with pride as a Field Marshal.

      He has to come to terms that the journalists he allegedly ordered killed or hurt, live as heroes and martyrs in the eyes and minds of the public.

      He has to live with the indignity of being hauled into the FCID, CID, etc., like a dog on a leash for the crimes he once committed and wors, he has to read articles like this and shut up and do nothing..

      oh! Gota… Karma is a B…, isn’t it ?

      He considers himself a devout Buddhists and yet the hypocrite lived and thrived for 15 years in a capitalistic Christian nation, he unleashes Communal-ism through his cronies in a nation still healing, and now Balu Bala or whatever couldn’t secure a single seat!

      The man who once worked as a Security Manager for the Maharaja group, is the same man who 15 years later rared sharks and elephants.. is it from the money he ‘allegedly’ stole from us ?

      He gave the floating Armoury on a platter with no tenders called to the person who once purchased his home in the USA.. isn’t it vested interest ?

      He harbored or associated with drug dealers and murderers as if they are angels draped in white Satin.

      He claims he beautified Colombo.. no argument there, but what you should understand is, he was handed over 253 Billion rupees of our money in 2014 by his big brother !! Any idiot can do what he did with that kind of money.

      He talks about Karma and his religious beliefs… yet he “allegedly” siphons money for the MIG deal to ‘Bellimissa Holdings Ltd’, a company confirmed by INTERPOL as non existence after the deal!

      But .. the worst is now out, sources tell us, those who have been interrogated for the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda and others have already claimed that the order came from him !!

      What right does he have to take a life of another ? remember the kids who were shot on the streets for asking water ? Can a man not express his opinion in a free country ?

      Whether he pulled the trigger or not.. all this happened on his watch. Just as he and his brother take the glory of winning the war, so then he should be responsible for these heinous crimes.

      The sins of the past are catching up. Knowing our politicians, he may still escape, but from Karma.. he never will… So there is just one thing for him to do and that is run like a chicken across Ethiopia !

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    C.T. Editors:
    this is nasty reporting because the mistress and wife are in no way suspects in the case and hence this information is irrelevant and demeaning to both and SEXIST to boot.

    Shall be boycotting this website.

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      I never thought that Journalism can go up to this kind of ugly reporting. I thing Mahinda Abesundara’s Journalism is better than this. This should be a part of coverage. that is why this kind of reports are emerging.

      Stanley, you are correct. These guys are Sick.

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      Don, Uvindu Kulukulasuriya is trying his best to save the Rajapaksas. We all should boycott this website.

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      Wife & mistress info may be irrelevent to you. But there are many people who may want to know all aspects to this issue. Therefore it is right that CT reports about it without selections.
      Even if you say you will boycott CT, I am sure you will visit this site secretly.

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        The tambs down shows me that I am right. That s why all you guys havde given me so many thambs down….Sometimes facts are bitter ne ??? hi hi hi

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        Masala-Wade(piya)

        “Wife and mistress info may be irrelevant to you. But there are many people who may want to know all aspects to this issue.”

        Would Medamulana Meeharaka & Paba info be irrelevant to you??

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        Good one, Wadepiya.

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          Nish
          I thought we had only one idiot Wadepiya and now you have popped out. Why stop at one red herring of mistresses. Their children could be bullies in school and their drivers thieve on the side. Did they report anything about their neighbours. Grow up imbecile.

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      Don Stanley

      “this is nasty reporting because the mistress and wife are in no way suspects in the case”
      “Shall be boycotting this website.”

      Remember, when a spouse is killed or goes missing, the standard practice is to suspect the other spouse, until data points otherwise. CT should have reported this as the standard practice.

      Ask any murder investigation officer.

      Of course, with the Rajapaksa Mafia, it is the Gottabels who are the First suspects. So wait it out, have patience, until the Gottabels are fished out.

      MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa
      MaRa MaRa Gottabel MaRa
      MaRa MaRa Dhushana MaRa
      MaRa MaRa MiNi MaRu MaRa

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        All,

        Of course, with the Rajapaksa Mafia, it is the Gottabels who are the First suspects.

        So wait it out, have patience, until the Gottabels are fished out.

        MaRa MaRa Chatu MaRa
        MaRa MaRa Gottabel MaRa
        MaRa MaRa Dhushana MaRa
        MaRa MaRa MiNi MaRu MaRa

        Herunder is the video tape of the statement made by her following the media briefing to the Vikalpa web site

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRVAI81CNU&feature=youtu.be

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      The fact that he had extra marital affairs, or that he sent Ashes to the Rajapaskes, or that he had connections with fake LTTE doesn’t justifies government sponsored extra judicial killing of a journalist. If Prageeth had done something illegal, they should have tried him under the existing judicial systems openly. It is highly unlikely that they has something even remotely legal and solid on him given the fact until recently the judiciary was stuck in the clamps of the MARA regime. Top to bottom from CJ to lower circuit courts the judges were their agents/pals[ and they could have gotten a favorable decision to make Prageeth accountable. So why killing in cold blood. The fact whether he had a mistress is his wife’s problem. And if like many here claims if she is responsible for his death don’t you think the former MR regime would haste to frame/ or bring her to justice to clear their names on this. So, these are all a consorted media blitz by the responsible parties to justify an unjust murder of a human being. No one has a right to take another person’s life away. No matter what grudge you had personally with Prageeth, his disappearance, abduction was unconstitutional, in humane. For the sake of justice, leave aside petite grudges within media institutions “First they came for old and feeble, I was not worried, didn’t speak and the day would come for other journalist( who are trying to whitewash this will) have to say. Finally, they have come for me no one to speak for me” . Please understand that the responsibility goes beyond your personalized egos.

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      Some one on rajapakse company pay roll has written this article.
      Find out what happened to prgeeth
      This kind of bulshit should be discarded.

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    Could a soured love triangle make Prageeth dissappear ? mojo……….
    Who else had interest in the Mistress? W#as she a bombshell?

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      thondamannar

      “Could a soured love triangle make Prageeth dissappear ? mojo………. Who else had interest in the Mistress? W#as she a bombshell? “

      At least in the case of Wassim Thagudeen, the ruggerite, it was the love triangle, with Yoshita Rajapaksa, asking Father Mahinda Rajapaksa and uncle Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to fix the love triangle problem.

      In this case it is very unlikely, given lankaenews and the Rajapaksa Mafia.

      MaRa MaRa Chsatu MaRa
      MaRa MaRa MiNi MaRu MaRa……

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    The CID is trying to cover up its inaction and throwing mud around to distract from the fact that they have not done their job efficiently or in a timely manner.
    So they are talking about Mistresses and politicians, but it is the CID that should be investigated for seemingly trying to cover up and distract us and this is what the CT reporters, if they are intelligent. should be focusing now?
    Who in the CID is covering up evidence on Prageeth’s disappearance by tarnishing his wife and his reputation, and who has put pressure to do so?
    It is the so-called law makers and protectors of the law that are the biggest criminals and law breakers.

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    Could a soured love double or trebble triangle make Prageeth dissappear ? mojo……….
    Who else had interest in the Mistress? Was she a bombshell?
    Could be as she was from Matale………….

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    Isn’t it time that the ex-CJ was put on the spot about his claiming that he saw Pragneeth somewhere in Europe?

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    Just imagine if Prageeth Ekneligoda a journalist by profession had so much complexities in his professional/personal life what will be the case of our yet to be investigated politicos life story will look like ?
    What I can see is whole lot of forbidden fruitS will be falling down.

    The man is dead, unfortunately now all his secrets are played out in the public it is only going to effect his wife and children (and the mistress as well)

    But I admire his wife’s and children’s conduct, she has been tirelessly campaigning for justice knowing very well of Prageeth’s affairs and spite of being ridiculed by non other than then Chief justice and in the Parliament by MP’s.

    I am hopeful for all the pain the family have gone through fair justice will prevail at the end.

    As a athuru prashnayak I would like to ask is there any one in Sri Lanka who don’t have extra marital affairs ?

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      “As an athuru prashnayak I would like to ask, is there any one in Sri Lanka who don’t have extra marital affairs ?” Answer is given below.
      According to some news reports even President Sirisena had extra marital affairs. One should get more information from future minister Dilan Perera.

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        Thank you for that valuable information.

        So the 1st Citizen has a 2nd lady which I think is what Sri Lanka is every one is having a 2nd lady or 2nd man. Wonder what games MR played in this regard. Or is it he is too scared of his wife !

        I read somewhere that there was a supply line open to him by a former minister. Don’t know how true this is.

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          Would like to add the current parliament has 2 MP [Edited out]

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    CT is more and more becoming a website digging for dirt of no real political significance. Pity; it will first be the devaluation and then the death of CT

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    This is a sexist story and a shame on CT. Better to cover the Farmer’s crisis in the agricultural heartlands of Lanka where a bumper paddy harvest is rotting and farmers desperate because their crop is not being purchased as promised by state authorities because all attention is focused on the Political Dog fight for Cabinet posts in this Miracle of Modayas!

    Though MTV has covered the crisis that the paddy farmers are facing in Anuradhapura and Killinochchi none of the newspapers which ignore the provinces and simple people, carry any pictures of farmers and their plight in the front pages, because the rag newspapers of Sri Lanka – llike Daily Mirror only care about the political circus in Colombo.. What a shame!

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      Kaluphana:

      I don’t know where is that “sexist story” in this article that you have mentioned.

      What Uvindu wrote back in 2011 now makes a lot of sense.

      CT is not an online daily news. Surely you know that, don’t you. Some of the news it had disseminated that some may not even see the light of the day is very encouraging.

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    While Political dog fight and the horse trading goes on in the starry capital of Colombo for the Plum posts in the Parliament. No one was interested in the rotting farmers Produce in the country.

    Some of the unworthy ex Ministers and MPs are bargaining for their survival to cover up their misdeeds??
    I honestly thought YAHAPALANAYA is voted in for the betterment of the poor , the hard working and to establish to a higher standard.

    How can we expect the same suckers in the Parliament to do good for the country.

    We voted for a prosperous country to see more of what the village folks are up to , and see their progress, we do not want to see the pomp and pageantry of the upper echelons of Colombites.

    Also CT please keep away from gossip stories. Spare the thought for the families.
    When the case is over done and dusted then tell us .

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    this bugger’s having another woman elsewhere

    wonder what sandya will say now?

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      baludeen
      You have the mind of a sewer rat. Journalists, whatever their genre, should be revered because at the end of the day they’d be the only ones left to fight your corner. If you don’t like what they write, you are free to repudiate with your own arguments, that’s the beauty of Freedom of Speech. Only cowards dispose of them.

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        he’s not a journo but a big time traitor…EKNELIGODA sounds familiar when we go down the list of traitors in SL

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    Any inquiry into criminal incident will lead to the deceased victims personal life. So CID and CT cannot be blamed for the dirt. I hope the truth will come out, but it will be at cost to the victim and family.

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      Mud slinging and gossiping on the Media should be refrained while the cases were ongoing as it may jeopardise the outcome of the case.
      By law the media can be prosecuted on this effect.

      So let the cases be dealt with CFID/CID first and wait for the outcome .

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        I can understand knowing the corrupt JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF SRILANKA at its best , its better to expose the truth so that the CORRUPT JUDICIARY will find it difficult to mismanage and fabricate the cases.

        In the presence of Good Governance the law enforcers will be expected to deliver the rightful verdict.

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    Since few days number of websites are reporting that Champika Ranawaka is putting massive presure on the Def. Sec. to release the army personel taken in to custady. Ranawaka has even given 4 calls on one single day. Why is Ranawaka so keen to get them released ? Is he involved in this matter? and if so, is that the reason he wants them out so that he could get out without a trace?
    How come that CT being an investigative website missed this part of the Eknaligoda story ???
    Very funny ….

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    “The CID has found evidence that Ekneligoda had not lived with his wife but with another woman in Matale.
    Whenever Ekneligoda was in Colombo he had lived at the residence of Edirisinghe and not with his wife Sandya.”
    This statement is objectionable, as it is not referring to any specific period. I have known Prageeth since 1992 and visited many of his rented residences in Colombo throughout the years. Ever since I have known Prageeth, he was living with Sandya and kids. He went missing when they lived in Pannipitiya in 2010. I visited their Pannipitiya residence in late 2008 as well, I’ve been to many Christmas and New Year feasts wherever they lived and that is in addition to usual visits. Due to my accident, couldn’t visit them in the last year prior to Prageeth’s disappearance. However, even my ex-husband was at Prageeth’s Pannipitiya residence for a few months during the same period and whenever I called their plc Sandya, Prageeth or the kids answered the land-phone. Prageeth may have had other relationships as stated in this news (a news to me too!) but I am just wondering at which point Prageeth was not living with Sandya in Colombo?!

    Needless to say that unless and until substantiated by the CID and/or CT, the statement appears to be derogatory.

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    This is like a Military Psych Ops piece. Throw mud at the dead. So, his disappearance isn’t bad.

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    “However in a dramatic change in the CID’s investigation into the disappearance of Prageeth Ekenligoda, it is reported that Ekneligoda’s mistress and the former Minister Douglas Devananda‘s media secretary Nelson Edirisinghe are to be brought in soon to be questioned formally.”

    What is this “it” reporting and who received the report from “it?

    Are we going to find more of these stories coming from anonymous sources that are published by anonymous reporters working for CT? Maybe Wikileaks soon has a competitor in Sri Lanka?

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    Since few days number of websites are reporting that Champika Ranawaka is putting massive presure on the Def. Sec. to release the army personel taken in to custady. Ranawaka has even given 4 calls on one single day. Why is Ranawaka so keen to get them released ? Is he involved in this matter? and if so, is that the reason he wants them out so that he could get out without a trace? “
    MAY BE THAT pATHALE RANAWAKA IS KAJOLING WITH PRAGEETHS MISTRESS NOW.

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    Love triangle murder? Disappearance to help the wife? or mistress conspired ? CT you did the RIGHT thing by putting out all information out there for us.
    We cannot discount any angle. Devious political thugs may have been paid off.

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    This leak about the mistress is coming from parties very interested in diverting attention from the alleged statement by the Sergeant Major at the Giritale camp.

    Now, Army intelligence and the CID are trying to play Hora-Police with the clueless public.

    When, where and with whom the victim slept should not be relevant until there is evidence to connect the dots. From what has been revealed, non exists and this is the classic bait and switch by the investigators.

    With no cabinet in power, the cops are running the show!

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    Investigative looks dirt for the readers that the story turns into somewhere else than their expectation. Well they are reporting the fact they get from the authorities and whats wrong on that?

    Well media should be investigative rather fairy-tell to certain readers who already calculated their outcome long time back.

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    “However in a dramatic change in the CID’s investigation into the disappearance of Prageeth Ekenligoda, it is reported that Ekneligoda’s mistress and the former Minister Douglas Devananda‘s media secretary Nelson Edirisinghe are to be brought in soon to be questioned formally. Previously the duo had been questioned by the CID and information was gathered in informally.”

    “Whenever Ekneligoda was in Colombo he had lived at the residence of Edirisinghe and not with his wife Sandya.”

    “The CID has also established facts that whenever Ekneligoda was out of Colombo he frequently made his first call to Edirisinghe and on several occasions his second call was made thereafter to Douglas Devananda.”

    What was going on with Douglas and his media secretary? Why the contacts between a pro MR minister and Prageeth Ekenligoda?

    CT should have tried to contact Mr Devananda and Mr Edirisinghe for comments.

    Now my question is, of course, has Mr Devananda been questioned in this case.

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    Look like Prageeth tried to be a robinhood and became a Zero.

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    What are we interested in this case of “Missing Eknaligoda – the Journalist” (1) Where is Ekneligoda? (2) Is he living or dead? (3) If he is “living”, can we find him? (4) If he is “dead”, how did he die? (4) If his death is “suspicious”, who is responsible? (5) If the death was a “murder” who is responsible?. We, including his family, are waiting for answers to these questions. So far five persons have been “detained” and as per the submissions to courts, investigations are continuing. So what are these speculations over “Mistresses” and “Kussi Amma” (kitchen gossip)stories? In this type of case, it is no surprise that there are various parties who will try to “subvert” and “disrupt” the on going inquiries definitely with ulterior motives. These “parties” can come forward under “fictitious” identities and also remain “undercover”. That is what I believe, Journalists have to be careful and take extra precaution to verify and make reports, so that the public will not be “distracted” from the main investigations centered on finding the answers that the family and the public are seeking. Hopefully CT will live up to such standards.

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    CT investigative Journalism is the way forward in a country like Srilanka PLEASE bring it on more of the dirt of the law system and it should be EXPOSED. EXPOSED EXPOSED… JJUNGLE LAW PREVAILS IN OUR SRI-LANKA,
    SHAMEFUL.

    It’s gives a bad taste to realise as it’s highlighted above its a jungle law .
    The interference of the JUSTICE SECRETARY Basnayake in murder case like this The law and order seem to be a Joke in this Island of Srilanka.

    The President has a job to as he promised to the country and the people spoke and voted for GOOD GOVERNANCE.

    WAIT and see what powers the President has over this dangerous JUSTICE SECRETARY the Police and the Army is still supporting this murderous deposed family and ready to,sabotage the murder case of Eknelyagoda and the other cases of fraud and murder . , the family is involved have Blood in their hands.
    Shameless family is still bopping in and out.

    Hope Ranil will relieve this person from his post.
    It will only give a wrong signal . How the hell the foreign investors can trust a country with NO LAW AND ORDER.???
    THAT FAMILY WILL TRY THEIR BEST TO SABOTAGE THE GOODGOVERNANCE ‘ image in the world arena.

    Sad times ahead when there are people in power not doing their jobs .
    Why Mith3 trusted these people and appointed them .???
    Road to destruction??

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    What PACT they have between Maithri , Ranil and SLFP?? As said somewhere , because of the Pact The losers need to be given Ministerial post or as mmember of Parliament.

    This is exactly the GGis doing just like gave way for MARA to contest and he was allowed to contest for Premiership.
    Again they said Presidents hands were tied up so he had to agree.

    The people spoke at the Election , Rejected few UNDESIRABLES, BUT Mithri has given them Ministerial Post and accepted in the Ruling Party.
    Wonder why they have this Pea brain.

    Srilankan Politics is politics of its own Called JUNGLE POLITICS.

    RELEASE ALL THE MURDERERS DRUG DEALERS AND THE STATE PLUNDERERS. That’s why we voted you YAHAPALANAYA,

    WE WILL SIT AND WATCH THE DRAMA UNFOLD.

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      After giving our valuable vote, we will have to watch and wait. Wait for the day all these thugs and murderers are released. MR will have the last laugh. Please do justice, we are not asking MS to take revenge. We want justice. Please don’t let them fly away. Now we hear that GR has taken his passport and he will be off and then it is difficult to catch him. Knowing the obvious, it is strange that the Galle Magistrate found him not guilty despite all those charges. Very sad for my country and my fellow voters who brought this govt. into power.

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    This is gutter journalism

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    Truth hurts. Get used to it

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    So Pradeep Ekneliyagoda had a mistress. Probably his wife knew about it too. But my question is what happened to Pradeep? . Where is the answer to the question, what happened to Pradeep? 6 years or more, the culprits were not nailed?

    Pradeep may have had a lot of interesting things going on in his private life. But what is the relevance to his abduction and his private life? Does not anyone get moved by the sincere yearning of his wife to find the truth about what happened to Pradeep?

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      [Edited out]

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    .More importantly, the wife and the children of the late Mr.Eknaligoda are the ones who are subject to psychological and social damage when news like this is published whether true or not. Please do not slander that family . They have already lost a husband and a father and suffered enough. I am totally disgusted with the lack of censorship by CT in a sensitive situation like this. WHERE ARE THE CT EDITORS who normally cut postings that are miniscular compared to this?

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