Sandya Eknaligoda, the wife of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda engaged in religious observances at the Modara Kali Kovil to mark the 13th year of her husband’s enforced disappearance. Submitting a missive to the Goddess, Ekneligoda called on Kali to hunt down and destroy those who abducted and forcibly disappeared her husband 13 years ago.
Eknaligoda has continued this practice over the past years in a bid to obtain justice for her husband. Speaking to the media, Ekneligoda said the Rajapaksas who committed these crimes were ousted by the people as she had wished and prayed for. She said she called on the Goddess to punish those responsible for her husband’s fate as well as officials who keep blocking justice from being delivered.
She has been fighting for justice for over a decade after her husband, a journalist, cartoonist and critic of the Rajapaksa family was abducted on 24 January 2010. Following the abduction, she openly accused the Rajapaksa regime and named them as her husband’s abductors, facing many threats and obstacles as a result.