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Last updated: 25 February, 2010 - Published 15:58 GMT
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Call for effective investigation on Eknaligoda disappearance
Journalist in protest
Journalist in protest

The World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) has urged President Mahinda Rajapaksha carry out a prompt and, effective investigation into the disappearance of journalist. Prageeth Eknaligoda.

One month after his disappearance, his whereabouts remain unknown.

The OMCT says that police has so far failed to make any inquiry findings public and is concerned with the reluctance of the Homagama police to record a complaint regarding the disappearance.

President Rajapaksa has been urged to conduct investigations into the disappearance of Eknaligoda, in accordance with international human rights standards.

OMCT also has drawn attention to Eknaligoda’s health condition since he has a serious diabetic condition and needs to have two daily insulin injection as well as specific medication following an open heart bypass surgery.

Speaking to BBC Sandeshaya Police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said that two police teams are investigating in to the disappearance and details have been made available to courts.

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