Abductions on rise in Colombo

[TamilNet, Monday, 18 February 2008, 10:35 GMT]
Colombo based Civil Monitoring Committee (CMC) has reported that it has received 115 complaints regarding missing persons in the year 2007 in Colombo alone. There was a decline in the number of abductions in beginning of the New Year but it has increased in February. A 22-year-old youth has been reported missing since Saturday according to a complaint made to the Grandpass Police.

Asirwatham Sooriyakumar, a native of Ki'linochchi, has been staying in Grandpass, Colombo for several years and was working as photographer. Eyewitnesses said the victim was abducted by men who arrived in a white colored van along Wales Mawatte in Colombo.



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