Missing Sinhala journalist under unlawful custody, wife files HC application
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 10:17 GMT]
The missing journalist Prageeth Ekniligoa of Lanka E-News since
January 24 is being held under unlawful custody or detention with the
knowledge of police officers, stated in a Habeas Corpus application
filed by his wife Mrs. K.M.S.P.Ekniligoda and his two children
S.S.Bandara Ekniligoda and H.D.Sooriya Ekniligoda in the Court of
Appeal. The Petitioners have cited DIG Nandana Manasinghe of the CID,
OIC of the Homagama Police, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mahinda
The HC petition was taken up for hearing Tuesday in the Court of
Appeal and was re-fixed for support on May 10.
The petition seeks a writ order to be issued to the Inspector General
of Police (IGP), the DIG of the Criminal Investigations Department
(CID) and the OIC of the Homagama Police, who have been named
respondents in the petition to produce the journalist in court.
Journalist Prageeth Ekniligoda had supported General (retd) Sarath Fonseka at
the last presidential election through media.