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April 9, 2012

Go, Read: An Update With The Widow Of Prageeth Ekneligoda

Sandhya Ekneligoda, the wife and presumed widow of Sri Lankan journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about her family's continuing efforts to find out what happened to the family patriarch during presidential elections in 2010. That story pretty much broke as it happened, so tracing the delaying tactics employed by police and other authority figures reached a certain level of clarity right away: there was an initial delay in pursuing Ekneligoda's disappearance just from offering up alternative explanations, then by stressing that post-election priorities diverted manpower and finally a claim that there was nothing out there to be found. According to this latest piece, the harassment the presumed widow and family have received just in trying to find out what happened has become part of the overall story about corruption in that government.
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