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Abducted Wellawatte Tamil trader released in Wattala

[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 February 2008, 14:52 GMT]
The 49-year old Tamil trader abducted by a group of six persons who arrived in white colored van in front of a hotel located in Wellawatte, Colombo Thursday night around 8:00 p.m., was released Saturday morning around 4.40 a.m. at Wattala, in sources in Colombo said. The victim was forced into the van and the abductors drove away from the scene while hotel employees and several pedestrians witnessed the incident.

The victim, Sinniah Selliah, is a father of three children.

Employees of the hotel and other witnesses made statements to the Wellawatte Police.

The Police began inquiry into the abduction, sources said.

 

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