Two former LTTE cadres, arrested in connection with the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaeligoda, have given statements as State witnesses.
The CID said that they made this statement before Homagama Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake yesterday.
The two former LTTE cadres who were residents of Kuchchiveli in Trincomalee and Kallady in Batticaloa had been detained at the Giritale army camp.
CID investigations had revealed that the sims of the telephone used during the abduction of the journalist had been bought by producing the identity cards prepared for one of the two LTTE cadres.
Currently seven army officers arrested by the CID in connection with Eknaeligoda’s killing are in remand custody.