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Army officers questioned over disappearance of Sinhala journalist

The Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department has questioned four army officers over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

Sri Lankan media reports indicate that two Lieutenant Colonels, a Sergeant and a Corporal were being questioned over the January 2010 disappearance of the cartoonist.

Eknaligoda disappeared after his wife claimed he had uncovered evidence of the Sri Lankan Army’s use of chemical weapons against the Tamil people.

Speaking to the BBC in 2010 she said,

“In 2008, Prageeth wrote and informed the diplomats about the Sri Lankan government’s usage of chemical weapons against the people in the north.

“I think he was abducted by people who did not like the truth.” 

Also see our earlier posts:

Cartoonist abduction investigation suspended due to 'military pressure' (17 Aug 2015)

Military official admits questioning Eknaligoda (11 August 2015)

Sandhya Eknaligoda requests army to handover officers connected to abduction of husband
 (10 August 2015)


Accused war criminal Jagath Dias made Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka’s Army 
(14 May 2015)

Video of Sri Lankan soldier describing use of chemical weapons - India's News X (16 Mar 2014)

‘As Cameron travels to CHOGM, my husband - a journalist who criticised the regime - is still missing’ (13 Nov 2013)

'Sri Lanka's savage smokescreen' - CPJ (17 Nov 2011)


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