Next Tuesday, August 10, will be the 200th day since the Sri Lankan journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda went missing after work. Amnesty International and other organizations have been calling on the Sri Lankan government to investigate his disappearance. In Sri Lanka, the Alliance of Media Organizations (Alliance) will mark this day by holding a protest and a seminar. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is asking its affiliates to support the protest by contacting Sri Lankan embassies around the world on Tuesday to express concern over his disappearance.
Amnesty supports these actions by the Alliance and IFJ. Please join in this day of action by doing the following on Tuesday, August 10:
1. Send an online letter to the Sri Lankan government asking them to effectively investigate Prageeth Eknaligoda’s disappearance, make the results public and hold accountable those responsible for his disappearance.
2. Call the Sri Lankan embassy in your country and express concern about his disappearance (in the U.S., the Sri Lankan Embassy‘s phone number is 202-483-4025).
It’s long past time for the Sri Lankan government to provide justice for him and his family. With your help, we may see it happen.