Vithiyatharan released

[TamilNet, Friday, 24 April 2009, 09:38 GMT]
The Chief Editor of the Tamil daily Sudaroli, Nadesapillai Vithiyatharan, who was 'abducted' and later claimed as 'arrested' by the Sri Lankan Terrorist Investigation Divison on February 26, was released Friday by the Colombo Magistrate Court after the charges against him were dropped.

The editor was accused by the Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as having known of the LTTE air attack on the city of Colombo in Januray.

He was abducted while attending a family funeral at Mount Lavinia on the outskirts of Colombo.


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