On Mar. 11, I wrote on this site about Prageeth Eknaligoda, the Sri Lankan journalist and cartoonist. He’s been missing since leaving work on Jan. 24. Amnesty Interrnational and other organizations (like the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Federation of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders) have all expressed concern and have called on the Sri Lankan government to investigate his disappearance.
Well, it’s been six months since he disappeared and we haven’t seen any evidence of an effective investigation so far. His wife, Sandhya Eknaligoda, has repeatedly said she holds the government responsible. This past Saturday, she reportedly went to a famous Hindu temple and prayed for help in finding her husband, having lost faith in the Sri Lankan legal process.
The Sri Lankan government needs to live up to its responsibility here. Please write to the government and ask that it conduct a proper, effective investigation into his disappearance and hold accountable those found responsible. Thanks.