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Prageeth Eknaligoda

Four Army personnel have been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.

Police Media Unit said the CID had summoned the four officers this morning to record their statements and they were subsequently taken into custody.

The arrested suspects are two Lieutenant Colonels, a Staff Sergeant and a Corporal.

Several days ago, the CID also arrested a retired Army Sergeant and two rehabilitated LTTE cadres over Eknaligoda’s disappearance.