The Sunday Leader

Probe On Eknaligoda Continuing

The Police have rejected claims by Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, who had made a statement saying that the police is not revealing details of the investigations due to instructions of certain parties involved.

Police media spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekera told The Sunday Leader that Sandhya Eknaligoda had alleged that the IGP has received instructions from a former top government official not to release the information on the investigation of her missing husband.

“We reject that statement. In fact, police IGP is the one who handed over this case to the CID for investigation.

We have arrested two suspects so far in connection with the case,” he said.

According to the ASP, one of the suspects has been identified as a retired Sergeant Major and the other suspect is a rehabilitated LTTE cadre. He noted that the investigations are at the initial stages and by revealing further information at present will only disrupt the investigation process – therefore the police will reveal the information to the public once they complete the investigations successfully.

“Right now, our focus is to complete the investigations successfully. We cannot risk any disruptions to the investigation by revealing information at present. The CID is following up on important information that has come to light and content of that investigation has not been made available since the investigation is ongoing. Once the investigations are successfully completed, we will reveal those to the public,” he said. Recently Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda who went missing in 2010 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.

1 Comment for “Probe On Eknaligoda Continuing”

  1. Mahen

    You better hurry up if you want to retain any credibility at all. Already you have dragged your feet for five years since Prageeth disappeared. Do you know that you are a laughing stock round the world? Have you any shame left?

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