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March 24, 2010


RSF Makes Request To Sri Lankan President On Behalf Of Cartoonist and Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda

Although it feels like something they'd know would fall on deaf ears, the Paris-based media advocacy group Reporters Sans Frontiers made an appeal to the office of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to put his weight behind finding -- or at this point, finding what happened to -- cartoonist and journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda. Ekneligoda has been missing for two months, and was believed kidnapped on the even of presidential elections. This is the first article I've seen to publish a counter-explanation from government officials: that Ekneligoda staged his own disappearance to embarrass the certain-to-be-incoming president.
 
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