Ekneligoda disappearence – Wives of detained military intelligence officers file Habeas Corpus application
Posted on September 30th, 2015

By Chitra Weerarathne 

The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice on Director CID and six others to be present in Court on October 9, 2015 or be represented by a counsel.

The notice is in respect of the Habeas Corpus applications, filed by the wives of four officers comprising four personnel, including a corporal, who had been arrested and detained in respect of the disappearance of Media person Pradeep Ekneligoda. The petitioners had said that their spouses had been unduly detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

They were officers of impeccable service records, the court was told. Counsel Kalinga Indatissa President’s counsel appeared with Ranil Samarasuriya, Kanchana Ratwatte and Harshini Nanayakkara for the petitioners. The Bench Comprised, Justice Vijith Malalgoda, President Court of Appeal and Justice H.C.J. Madawela.

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