Private air line employees abducted in Colombo

[TamilNet, Saturday, 02 September 2006, 07:24 GMT]
Three employees, including a woman Finance Director of the Aero Lanka Air Line have been abducted in Colombo by unidentified persons who came in a white coloured van on 22 August, according to a complaint lodged with the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL).

The woman Finance Director, Longendrarajah Gomathi, 36, was abducted from her residence located along Porupana Road in Valgambaya Mawatte in Ratmalana, around 10 p.m., 22 August.

Abductors who conversed in Sinhala had taken the computer and other documents from the house of Ms. Gomathi, sources said.

Earlier on the same day, Lal Premaretna (28) and Lal Premaretna (25) were abducted, from their residence in Borella, around 5 p.m., according to the complaint.

Complaints also have been lodged with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM).

Aero Lanka Air Line, a private company, had been conducting commercial flights between Colombo and Jaffna till the fight between the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) broke out last month in the Jaffna peninsula.


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