Sandhya tells army chief to intervene in case

SandhyaSandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, today urged Army Commander Lieutenant General Chrishanthe de Silva, to intervene and assist the investigations into the alleged involvement of a soldier over the disappearance of her husband.

Eknaligoda urged Lieutenant General Chrishanthe de Silva to hand over the soldier believed to have been involved in the disappearance of her husband to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

She also warned that the life of the soldier could be in danger, especially at the hands of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“The Rajapaksa’s are capable of burying evidence and killing the witnesses,” she said.

There have been reports that a soldier attached to the Minneriya army camp is being questioned over the disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda in 2010.

Sandhya Eknaligoda said that she was expecting the investigations report on the disappearance of her husband to be released soon but to her disappointment it has not yet been released.

She also urged President Maithripala Sirisena not to conceal the report over her husband’s investigation owing to outside pressure. (Colombo Gazette)