New York, February 11, 2010—The
Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the disappearance of two
journalists in Sri Lanka.
Chandana Sirimalwatte, chief editor of the Sri Lankan weekly newspaper Lanka, was
detained by police around noon on January 30, according to his wife, Hemali
Abeyratne, and staffers at the paper. Lanka e News journalist
Prageeth Eknelygoda has been missing since January 24.