Army Commander And Defence Secretary Oppose Arrest Of Two Army Officers Over Eknaligoda Disappearance

 The Defence Secretary and the Army Commander had strongly opposed the CID's moves to arrest two Lieutenants Colonel in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Ekanaligoda, Asian Mirror learns. 

 
The two officials had opposed the arrest on the basis that the two officers played important roles during the final phases of war against the LTTE.
 
However, the CID urged the army surrender the two officers to the Police since criminal charges had been leveled against them over Eknaligoda's disappearance.
 
The CID had said their contribution to the final phase of war did not grant them "license” to engage in criminal activities.
 
The CID had also informed the President and the Prime Minister of the necessity of arresting the two Lieutenants Colonel in connection with the disappearance. 
 
Following the pressure coming from the Police and the political circles, the Defence Secretary and the Army Commander finally gave the green light to the proceedings, highly placed political sources told Asian Mirror.
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