Eknaligoda Detained At Girthale Camp For Five Days: Subjected To Severe Torture For Three Days

Investigations revealed that journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda had been detained at the Girithale Army camp for nearly three days after questioning, a top CID source told Asian Mirror. 

"While in detention, he had been subjected to severe torture," he added. During his first two days at the Girithale army camp, the journalist had been questioned over a booklet titled 'family tree' and his alleged connections with former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, who was then the common candidate of the opposition. 

The questioning had been conducted under two senior military officers who were previously attached to the Army intelligence unit.

"There was evidence to suggest that he had been taken to Welikanda from the Giritale Army camp. It can be assumed that the journalist was held at the Army camp for more than five days," he further said. 

The CID team investigating into the disappearance of the journalist visited the Girithale Army camp under the protection of the Military Police. The CID also took suspects, who are currently in detention in connection with the disappearance, to the Army camp to identify the places where the journalist was held. 

They had also inspected records pertaining to vehicle movements at the camp, during the period of the journalist's abduction.

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