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March 8, 2010

Sandyha Eknaligoda: Govt. Responsible

It's only a short mention on what was a longer treatment of the story on the BBC program Outlook, but wire services made note of a change in rhetoric from the wife of missing cartoonist/journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda in that piece. Whereas up until that piece the position staked out by Eknaligoda was to call for greater action from the government over the kidnapping of her husband on the eve of elections in Sri Lanka in late January, this was an outright accusation that the government was either involved or provided its blessing to the action. The male Eknaligoda had written articles in favor of the losing side of the election for a journalistic organization since shut down in wider, troubling anti-press actions from that nation's government.
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