Defence officials are dumbfounded as to how a tape recording of missing journalist Prageeth Ekanaligoda, which was only in the hands of the military, has now appeared on some websites.
Last year the military had claimed that there was a tape recording of a conversation between Ekanaligoda and the LTTE and later that tape recording was handed over to the Homagama Magistrate.
The tape recording of the alleged conversation between Ekanaligoda and the LTTE was handed over to the court during the last hearing on the disappearance of Eknaligoda.
The tape recording was kept with the court but the fact that it was later published on websites raised suspicions whether it was leaked to the websites by the military, senior defence lawyers said.
When contacted, military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said that since the matter is before courts he could not make any comments.
Meanwhile police sources said that they were also astonished over the appearance of posters at several locations of Mrs. Sandya Eknaligoda calling her an LTTE supporter and that she was betraying the army.
Police sources said that such incidents would easily have been caught on CCTV cameras and it is shocking that the pasting of these posters were not captured on CCTV.