Tamil businessman abducted in Colombo
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 February 2006, 20:09 GMT]
A Tamil Jewellery shop owner was abducted by an unknown armed gang Wednesday night at 11.30 p.m. near his residence at Alexander Road in Wellawatte Colombo, sources said.
Eyewitnesses said that men speaking Tamil and armed with handguns came in two vans and forced Mr Vadivel Ananthan Siva, 53, from Jaffna, into one of the vans before driving away.
Mr Siva had closed his jewellery shop and was going back to his residence when he was abducted.
The motive for the abduction is not clear, police sources said.
Wellawatte Police is conducting investigations.