Indictments filed against 09 Army Intelligence personnel over Ekneligoda disappearance

Indictments were filed at the Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar against 09 Sri Lanka Army Intelligence Officers including, the Commanding Officer of the Giritale Army Camp Lieutenant Colonel Shammi Kumararatne.

They are charged under 17 separate indictments for the abduction of Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda, with the intention of secretly and unlawfully detaining him, and his assassination. The case was called up in the presence of Justices Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne and Gihan Kulatunga of the Colombo Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar.

The indictments were filed against the 09 accused of conspiring with those unknown to the prosecution between the 24th and 27th of January 2010 in Giritale, Koswatte, and Battaramulla and carrying out the abduction of Prageeth Ekneligoda.