Petition handed over to UN on Eknaligoda

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Sandhya Eknaligoda, the wife of disappeared Sri Lankan journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, handed over a letter yesterday to the United Nations office in Colombo, requesting assistance to find her husband.

A group of activists held a demonstration outside the UN office before handing over the letter.

The activists held placards stating that it was 1,124 days since the disappearance of the journalist, who campaigned for the common Opposition candidate, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, at the 2010 presidential election.

The journalist of the Lanka-e-News website who was known for his anti-Government news and cartoons went missing without a trace on 24 January 2010, just days before the presidential election.

( claim by the former Attorney General and current Chief Justice Mohan Peiris that the journalist has sought asylum in a foreign country.