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Mahinda visits military personnel imprisoned over journalist disappearance

The former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday visited army officials detained over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, the Daily Mirror reported.

Mr Rajapaksa met the five members of the security forces, including two lieutenant colonels and sergeant majors  at the prison Hospital in Welikada.

In September the military was forced to deny reports that it was blocking an investigation into Mr Eknaligoda's disappearance.

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