Suduwella UNP Chief Organizer abducted, later found detained by TID

[TamilNet, Thursday, 31 December 2009, 13:09 GMT]
Kithsri Rajapakse, Chief Organizer for the main opposition United National Party (UNP) of the Suduwella Electorate was reported to have been abducted by a group of unidentified persons Wednesday evening. Later in the night Police media spokesman DIG Nimal Mediwaka told media that he had been detained by the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) of the police for questioning.

The Special Task Force (STF) arrested Mr. Rajapakse for being involved in organized crime in the Suduwella area at around 5:00 p.m Wednesday.

However, some eye witnesses at the scene including Rajapakse’s wife said that an unidentified group, with their faces covered, raided Mr. Rajapakse’s office and took him by force against his consent.


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