The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Free Media Movement (FMM) have condemned the alleged actions by the Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera in disrupting the court hearing regarding the abduction of journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda in Homagama, on January 25.
In its statement, IFJ observed: “We strongly criticize the actions of those trying to disrupt the official court proceedings into the abduction of Prageeth Ekneligoda. The authorities and courts should be able to do their jobs freely without threat or attack. We condemn the threats made to Prageeth’s wife, Sandhya Ekneligoda, and demand immediate action from the authorities against the threats.”