Kidnappers release businessman in Colombo
[TamilNet, Saturday, 11 February 2006, 09:34 GMT]
The Tamil millionaire businessman Anandan Vadivel, who was kidnapped in Colombo on Wednesday, was left at a private hospital by the kidnappers Friday night, family members said.
Andandan Vadivel was brought to Royal Private hospital in Wellawatta by the kidnappers and was admitted by them at the hospital saying that he was unwell and handed over his identitiy card to the hospital staff.
The kidnappers, who had earlier demanded Rs 20 million as ransom to release the abductee, seem to have decided to drop the demand, after the news spread about the ransom, family members told media Saturday.