Genocide the Tamil people in Srilanka

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sri Lankan journalist missing for 500 days

(CPJ June 8, 2011)It has been exactly 500 days since Sri Lankan journalist Prageeth Eknelygodadisappeared. He has not been seen by his wife Sandhya Eknelygoda or by the couple's two teenage sons, Sanjay and Harith, since he left for work around 7:30 a.m., on the morning of January 24, 2010. Sandhya filed a complaint with the local police office at 11:30 a.m. the next day but so far no government official has given her information about her husband's whereabouts. His family and colleagues at the Lanka eNews website where he worked have no idea what has become of Eknelygoda.

"Sandhya Eknelygoda's failure in her quest for justice for her husband exposes the malfunction of the Sri Lankan government and the U.N.," said Bob Dietz, CPJ Asia program coordinator. "We call on the U.N. to step forward and help her."


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