Aalankea'ni Pillaiyar temple President abducted

[TamilNet, Sunday, 23 September 2007, 03:11 GMT]
Unidentified armed persons arriving in a van and motorbike abducted the President of Aalankea'ni Pillaiyar Temple Society Saturday evening, according to a complaint filed by his wife with the Kinniyaa police. Mr.Thangarasa Gowrirasa, 40, and a father of two children had been way laid by armed persons when he was returning home from his temple after attending poojah.

The abductors were conversing in fluent Sinhala and Tamil when they pushed Mr.Gowrirasa into the white coloured van, his relatives said.

Kinniyaa police immediately began inquiry into the abduction.

Aalankea'ni is a traditional Tamil village in Kinniya divisional secretariat division in Trincomalee district located about 16 km off southwest of Trincomalee town. The village can be reached by sea via Kinniyaa lagoon, and by land route via Thampalakaamam, another traditional Tamil village where the historic Aathi Koneswara Temple is located.


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