The Free Media Movement (FMM) in a statement has urged the crime investigation department to continue the investigation of enforced disappearance of journalist Pregeeth Eknaligoda according to the information that has been received from the suspects and not to give in to any influence.
“The crime investigation division has arrested two people who had been a part of the military intelligence service and during the interrogations suspects have confessed that they abducted and handed over Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda to an army camp in Girithale in the North Western province, reports said. It is further reported that there is a mention of two high rank military personals.
Journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda was disappeared on 24th January, 2010 and there has been no investigation for 5 years. The investigation was handed over to the crime investigation department under the new government.
FMM believes that this information is a great strength for the investigations to proceed and would like to commend the crime investigation department for opening up the case. Further FMM demands the crime investigation department to continue the investigation independent from the political, military or any other influence and bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible. “ FMM said.