When the case related to the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda was called before the Colombo Three-judge High Court yesterday (30), lawyer Upul Kumarapperuma, representing the aggrieved party, gave evidence to the court that it is a serious loss that Senior Superintendent of Police Shani Abeysekera, the former director of the Criminal Investigation Department, who was the chief investigating officer in this case.
The lawyer had pointed out that not calling Shani Abeysekera, who is the person who knows all the facts about those investigations, has been highly prejudicial to his side.
The Deputy Solicitor General, Dilipa Peiris, representing the Attorney General, had admitted before the court that it was a serious shortcoming on his part.
Accordingly, it was reported that Dilipa Peiris, on behalf of the Attorney General, has promised before the three-member High Court bench to summon Shani Abeysekara to testify in this case.
Legal sources said that this will be a very important turning point in this case.