Journalist Ekneligoda case heard in Magistrates court

Journalist Ekneligoda case heard in Magistrates court

Journalist Ekneligoda case heard in Magistrates court

Written by Staff Writer

21 Sep, 2018 | 3:50 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – Lieutenant Colonel Eranda Peiris, who was arrested in connection with the abduction and disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, is due to be produced before the Homagama Magistrate today (September 21).

Police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said he was arrested when he arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday (September 20) to provide a statement.

SP Gunasekara stated that Lieutenant Colonel Peiris was arrested on two charges; for the involvement in the abduction and release, on the 8th of August 2009; and for the abduction and disappearance of Ekneligoda, since the 24th of January 2010.

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