Biswal meets with wife of missing Sri Lankan cartoonist

The US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, Nisha Biswal, who is currently visiting Sri Lanka, met with the wife of the missing political cartoonist, Prageeth Eknaligoda on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, the Sri Lankan Criminal Investigation Department has questioned four army officers over the disappearance of cartoonist, who his wife says disappeared after he had uncovered evidence of the Sri Lankan army’s use of chemical weapons against the Tamil people.

09e449bdLANKA_US_j_2523254f“In 2008, Prageeth wrote and informed the diplomats about the Sri Lankan government’s usage of chemical weapons against the people in the north,” Mrs Eknaligoda told the BBCin 2010.

“I think he was abducted by people who did not like the truth.”

The new US ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap and the US assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, Tom Malinowski were also present at the meeting.