AG indicts seven persons over Eknaligoda abduction case

The Attorney General has indicted seven defendants including Lieutenant Colonels Shammi Karunaratne and Prabodha Siriwardena over the abduction of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

Eknaligoda, who was a cartoonist, political analyst and journalist, was reported missing on January 24, 2010, two days before the presidential election.

The CID had previously arrested several army intelligence members including high-ranking officers in connection with the mysterious disappearance of the journalist.