"White van" armed men abduct two men in Colombo

[TamilNet, Thursday, 01 February 2007, 20:11 GMT]
Unidentified armed men in white van abducted two persons in the City of Colombo in two separate places Wednesday night, sources from Colombo said.

Vijayakumar, 55, a trader dealing in foreign exchange and money transactions, residing at Perera Lane in Wellawatte was abducted by armed men in a white van near Perera Lane Wednesday night as he was returning home, according to complaints made at Wellawathe police station.

Vijayakumar is a cousin of Professor K. Sivathamby.

Meanwhile, Yogaraj Mathanraj, who had come to Colombo from Jaffna and been staying at a lodge in George R. De Silva Mawathe in Kotahena, was abducted by armed men in a white van.

Kotahena police had arrested Mathanaraj on suspicion and as he was returning to his lodge after being interrogated by the police, unidentified armed men in a white van abducted Mathanraj near Kotahena police station Wedensday night, sources in Kotahena said.

Mr. Kumarakuruparan, a member of Peoples' Surveillance Group (PSG), said that complaints about the two cases have been made to the PSG.


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